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No more extravagant wedding? Bill in LS seeks cap on guests, menu

Marriages Bill, 2016, may be taken up as a private member's Bill in the upcoming Lok Sabha session

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Bill in the Lok Sabha seeks to put a limit on the number of guests to be invited and dishes to be served in weddings to check "show of wealth" and wants those spending above Rs 5 lakh to contribute towards marriages of poor girls. If a family spends above Rs 5 lakh on a wedding, it has to contribute 10 per cent of the amount on marriages of girls from poor families, according to the Bill introduced by Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, wife of MP Pappu Yadav. The Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016, may be taken up as a ...

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First Published: Thu, February 16 2017. 10:12 IST
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