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End to fat wedding? Bill in Parliament seeks cap on guests and more

Wedding in India is known to extravagant with many spending lot of money, inviting large number of guests and serving long list of delicacies. But all this could come to an end if a Bill in the Lok Sabha seeking to put a limit on the number of guests to be invited and dishes to be served and more is passed.

Also, the Bill is to check show of wealth and above all wants those spending above Rs 5 lakh to contribute towards marriages of poor girls.

The Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016, introduced by Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, wife of MP Pappu Yadav may be taken up as a private member’s Bill in the upcoming Lok Sabha session.

“Great importance should be assigned to the solemnisation of marriage between two individuals. But unfortunately, these days a tendency of celebrating marriages with pomp and show and spending lavishly growing in the country.

“These days, marriages are more about showing off your wealth and as a result, poor families are under tremendous social pressure to spend more. This is needed to be checked as it is not good for society at large,” Ranjeet told PTI.

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