No 4 province named Gan­daki

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Province No. 4 has been named as Gan­daki. A meet­ing of the Provin­cial Assem­bly held on Fri­day en­dorsed the pro­posal to name the province as Gan­daki. The pro­posal was en­dorsed by a two-thirds ma­jor­ity. Of the 56 provin­cial law­mak­ers, 54 voted for the pro­posal and two other law­mak­ers from Naya Shakti Party voted against it. Ear­lier, a com­mit­tee formed to study pos­si­ble name and cap­i­tal of Province 4 based on feed­back col­lected from peo­ple had floated four names—Gan­daki, Ta­muwan Ma­garat, Gorkha and Dhaula­giri. On Mon­day, a Provin­cial Assem­bly meet­ing ap­proved Pokhara as per­ma­nent cap­i­tal of Gan­daki Province. The nam­ing of the province as Gan­daki was hailed by all peo­ple and lead­ers of ma­jor po­lit­i­cal par­ties. How­ever, a neg­li­gi­ble num­ber of peo­ple protested the de­ci­sion that the province should be named as Ta­muwan Ma­garat. Province No 4 is the sec­ond af­ter Province No 6 to name the province. Province No. 6 was named as Kar­nali three months ago.

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