Province 6 named Karnali, capital Surkhet

Federal StatesKathmandu / Feb 24: Province number 6 became the first province to get a name as a provincial assembly meeting renamed it Karnali on Saturday. The meeting also fixed Birendranagar in Surkhet as its Capital.

The name Karnali was endorsed by 37 of the 40 provincial assembly members. UML Parliamentary Party leader Yamlal Kadel proposed the name while Birendranagar, Surkhet, as Capital was proposed by opposition Nepali Congress’s Jiban Bahadur Shahi.

Kadel and Shahi made the proposal as per the agreement among the political parties.

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