All-party meeting initiates discussions to pick name for Province-1

Published On: July 9, 2022 10:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BIRATNAGAR, July 9: An all-party meeting took place at the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers on Friday to finalize the name of Province No. 1.

The meeting attended by parliamentary party leaders of the province assembly initiated debate on naming the province. The province government had called the meeting. 

Province-1 Chief Minister Rajendra Kumar Rai said the meeting was focused on finalizing the province name through an ongoing Province Assembly session. 

Present on the occasion were parliamentary party leader of main opposition CPN-UML, Bhim Acharya, Nepali Congress parliamentary party leader Rajib Koirala, CPN (Maoist Centre) parliamentary party leader and minister for economic affairs and planning Indra Bahadur Angbo and JSP parliamentary party leader and health minister Jayaram Yadav. 

Likewise, Federal Democratic National Forum parliamentary party leader and minister of state for social development Bishnu Tumpahamphe and Rastriya Prajatantra Party parliamentary party leader Indira Rai were also present on the occasion. 

Chief Minister Rai shared that the parties had a preliminary discussion to finalize the name of the province through the current assembly session. "Parties had presented their preliminary opinion on the topic. The meeting has asked all parties to adopt flexibility and explore consensus on naming the province," he shared. 

The parties have put forth proposals of different names of the province in the meeting. There has been agreement among parties to come up with alternative names in the next meeting, Chief Minister Rai said. 


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