Dehra Dun: A day after he was sworn in,
Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri on Monday said the period
of `shradh`, considered inauspicious by Hindus for starting
new ventures, would not be allowed to affect development works
in the state.
"Whatever is appropriate, we will take decisions
accordingly," Khanduri said when asked whether the shradh
period would stop him from taking important decisions.
Khanduri is virtually facing an uphill task as far as
development works are concerned since the assembly elections
are just five months away.
Khanduri also said he has a plethora of works to be
completed which include some unfinished tasks handed over to
his government from the previous Nishank government.
Thanking people of the state for their overwhelming
support, Khanduri said he wanted to make Uttarakhand a model
"Such a small geographical area possesses wonderful
natural resources like forests, water, herbs, scenic beauty.I
believe Uttarakhand has all the potential to become a model
state," he said.
He said his government would work as per the spirit of
the sacrifices made for the formation of the new state of
"If we want to pay true tributes to our statehood
activist, then we have to develop Uttarakhand as per their
aspirations," he said, adding good governance would be the
main poll plank of his government.