Is Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat ready to move into the jinxed house?

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New Delhi | Updated: March 27, 2017 11:08:32 AM

The last Chief Minister, Harish Rawat for example, used to stay at a guest house.

Trivendra Singh Rawat, Trivendra Rawat, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Uttarakhand CMUttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has been advised not live in the official residence. (Source: PTI)

The newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat may have many political issues to address but his first major assignment has come outside the office. Rawat is already in a tricky situation to decide on moving into the beautiful CM house. Going by the usual procedure, the Chief Minister of a state stays in the CM house designated to him but in the case of Uttarakhand, things are not as simple as they are for any other state in India.

The former Chief Ministers have believed that the official CM residence in Uttarakhand is unlucky for them and that is why both Harish Rawat and Vijay Bahuguna decided not to live there. The last Chief Minister, Harish Rawat for example, used to stay at a guest house. However, Trivendra Singh Rawat held a press conference at the official residence hinting that he may choose it breaking the jinx but can is he ready to take that risk? Only, time will tell.

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But, if the reports are to believed other party members have advised Rawat not to stay in the official CM house. Some of them have even asked him to get a shuddhikaran (purification) of the house done before moving in. Rawat is set to take more responsibility in the state and has kept as many as 40 departments including Home Ministery with himself while Prakash Pant has been given as many as 10 portfolios to handle.

A long time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Trivendra Singh Rawat was sworn-in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand last week. The swearing-in ceremony that took place in Dehradun and was attended by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. Along with Rawat, other leaders like Prakash Pant, Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Madan Kaushik also took oath as Uttarakhand cabinet ministers. The ceremony was graced by several bigwigs of the saffron party including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda and Uma Bharti.

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