JANAKPUR, Jan 18: Chairperson of Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP), Upendra Yadav has said that naming Province 2 as Madhes Province has honored the Madhes movement.
Addressing a celebration program after the Province-2 Assembly passed the name- Madhes Province and its capital city as Janakpurdham on Monday, Chairperson Yadav said, "The sacrifice of Madhes people and their dream is reflected in the naming of the province as Madhes. We're happy to have this name for our province."
He further said it also provides impetus to take forward the advocacy of ending discrimination and exploitation. Yadav thanked the Province Assembly members and political leaders for endorsing this name.
On the occasion, Minister for Physical Infrastructures and Transport, Renu Kumari Yadav, also said the dispute entrenched for long on naming the province has now ended. "We are proud of Madhes Province," she said, adding that it has well honored the martyrs of the Madhes movement.
On the occasion of the naming of the province, the Madhes Province government has announced a public holiday today.
The Madhes Province encompasses eight districts of southern plains in the eastern belt of Nepal.