Nepalganj: PROVINCE NO. 5 has been named Lumbini Province. The name of the province was changed to Lumbini after a two-thirds majority in the state assembly meeting held on Tuesday.
In the state assembly, Kul Bahadur KC, the law minister of state 5, had submitted a proposal to name the state Lumbini and Deukhuri area of Dang, the capital of the state, Tokios. There were 79 votes in favor of naming the state Lumbini and four against.
Similarly, the area around Rapti river under the permanent capital Dang’s Rapti Rural municipality, Gadhwa Rural municipality and Shitganga Rural municipality of Arghakhanchi has been allotted to province no. 5 The House passed by a two-thirds majority. The Bhalubang constituency received 69 votes in favor of a permanent capital and a total of 13 votes against. There were 87 members in the state assembly.