Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda is looking for a bride.
Koda, whose first nuptial knot two years ago just lasted four months, on Thursday ended all speculation about his marriage saying he was looking for a girl sympathetic to others.
The 35-year-old chief minister, now under fire from opposition NDA over delayed cabinet expansion, said the next expansion would be done after Durga Puja celebrations.
Koda said his agreeing to marriage was only to honour his father's wishes.
Koda on Thursday moved into his official residence after performing puja of Griha-Pravesh or house warming on the auspicious occasion of Navratras.
Union Coal Minister Sibu Soren, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Subodh Kant Sahai and Koda's ministerial colleagues were present on the occasion.
Asked about his father's desire to see his daughter-in-law, Koda said he was sure to respect his father's wishes. "I am in search of a girl who can understand others' pain and feelings", he said.
Koda said it was not important to get married as many people being bachelor serve the society adding he never thought of his personal life.
He said his parents, brother and sisters, who were in Ranchi to participate in the house warming ceremony, would soon return home as they find it difficult to adjust to city life.