Province Assembly of Province 2 (File photo)
KATHMANDU: The eight session of the provincial Assembly of Province 2 is taking place on December 15 almost one and a half months following the seventh session.
Province 2 Secretariat has called its eight session of the provincial assembly for December 15.
This is the first provincial assembly meeting being held following the formation of the four-party alliance government.
It is learnt that the meeting will dwell on the name of the province and its capital.
The issue of name of the province and its capital has not yet been resolved.
Speaker Saroj Kumar Yadav had issued a ruling to finalize the issue of name and capital in the seventh session. Parties have not forged a consensus on the issue so far.
Currently, 107-member province assembly has now been reduced to a 104-member following the action taken against three CPN (Maoist Center) lawmakers.
Ruling coalition has a total of 79 lawmakers – Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) (38), Nepali Congress (19), CPN (Unified Socialist) (13), CPN (Maoist Center) (8) and Nepal Federal Socialist (1) in the ruling coalition.
Similarly, opposition parties have (24) lawmakers – Democratic Socialist Party (16) and CPN-UML (8).