Nitin Gadkari's daughter's wedding: 50 chartered flights to carry VVIP guests to Nagpur
At a time when people are facing hardships over the central government's demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, there are murmurs going on about such a splendid display of wealth
Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari is hosting more than 10,000 guests, most of them VVIPs including Union home minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah, industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Ratan Tata, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray who will fly to Nagpur in 50 charter flights on Sunday evening for his daughter's wedding.
Former deputy prime minister L K Advani and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray also feature in the VVIP guests' list.
Reports say that air tickets from any place to Nagpur on December 3 and 4 were not available.
Other names in the VVIP list are Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, film stars Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla.
Rani Kothi on Wardha Road in Nagpur will witness the wedding functions. Gadkari's eldest son Nikhil's marriage also saw a similar gathering of VVIPs in December 2010, when the minister was the BJP national president.
Gadkari's daughter Ketki, youngest among the three siblings who is working Facebook in US, will be tying the knot with Aditya, the son of Sandhya and Ravindra Kaskhedikar of Nagpur
The winter session of Maharashtra legislative assembly also starts from December 5, and it is expected that all the legislators would be attending the wedding.
At a time when people are facing hardships over the central government's demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, there are murmurs going on about such a splendid display of wealth.
“Such a lavish wedding supposedly goes against the RSS ethos, as Gadkari was groomed in RSS culture and is still a swayamsevak,” a RSS worker told Hindustan Times.