As Parliament ponders on limits on wedding expenses, Maharashtra lawmaker spends on lavish wedding

Last month, Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan introduced a bill in Lok Sabha seeking a cap on wedding expenses.

As Parliament ponders on limits on wedding expenses, Maharashtra lawmaker spends on lavish wedding



Days after a bill controlling wedding expenses was tabled in Parliament, a Maharashtra lawmaker is being criticised following his expenses for an opulent wedding.

According to the reports, the wedding included video invites, a designer set showing a medieval-era palace and a menu with many cuisines. The guest list boasted of 30,000 guests including senior politicians from Maharashtra. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Former Chief Minister Narayan Rane and Poonam Mahajan were some of the attendees.

The wedding took place at Jabinda Estate lawns in Aurangabad on Thursday.

Santosh Raosaheb Patil Danve, son of Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve, is the MLA from Bhokardan, an area in Marathwada region that has been drought-hit for two years.

It is not just the wedding expenses which has received the flak but also an elaborate pre-wedding video posted by MLA on Facebook on February 24 with wife Renu Sarkate. The video shot at a resort with drone cameras, showcases a grand piano and a luxury car, went viral for the wrong reasons. "Don't spend so much, use it for social work", said a user on Facebook.



Last month, Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan introduced a bill in Lok Sabha seeking a cap on wedding expenses. "If a family spends above 5 lakh on a wedding, they have to contribute 10% of the wedding budget on marriages of girls from poor families", proposed the lawmaker.

The bill may be taken up in parliament on March 9.

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