Lawmakers of Province no. 6 have decided their province's name to be Karnali. They have also decided their provincial capital - Birendranagar, Surkhet. Province no. 6, or Karnali Province as what it is going be referred as has become the first province to fix a province name and decide upon their capital.
CPN-UML Parliamentary Party leader Yam Lal Kandel had posted the proposal to name the province as Karnali, while Nepali Congress Parliamentry Party leader Jivan Bahadur Shahi was the one to propose Birendranagar as the permanent headquarters of the province.
Both Kandel and Shahi had put forth their proposals after forging consensus between the parties in the assembly.