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The question boils down to:

Can I have kitniot in my house on Pesach if I cannot eat them (in the Ashkenazic tradition)?

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This year in Israel it's a big deal, since Shabbat is not Chag, but chag ends Friday Night. – avi Mar 6 '12 at 6:44
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You can own them (Rama in Shulchan Aruch OC 453:1). The Mishna Berura there adds that you can even derive benefit from them.

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