June 19, 2017 09:56 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, June 19: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba shifted to his official residence at Baluwatar from his private residence at Budhanilkantha Monday morning.
Prime Minister Deuba moved into the Baluwatar residence at 5:22 am amid religious rites as advised by his astrologer. Earlier, Deuba had taken his oath of office and secrecy on June 6, the day suggested by the astrologer.
Deuba delayed moving into Baluwatar until there was an auspicious day.
Outgoing prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal vacated Baluwatar on the day parliament elected Deuba as the prime minister of the country on June 6. There were expectations that Deuba, who is also president of the Nepali Congress, would immediately move into Baluwatar in view of his new role as chief executive of the country.
However, he delayed moving as he not only wanted an auspicious day but also maintenance work to make sure his office there met all Vastu requirements.
Deuba is learnt to repose a lot of faith in astrology and Vastu while assuming any new responsibility or post. It may be recalled that he had ordered a change to the entire setting of his room at the NC party office building following his election as head of the party.