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No 'Muhurat' for mass marriage as CM's visit cancelled twice

Press Trust of India  |  Raigarh 

Marriage of 251 couples here has been postponed twice as Chief Minister Raman Singh, who was slated to attend the mass ceremony, cancelled his visit to district.

The mass marriage function, organised under the Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna, was scheduled to be held tomorrow.

But it has been postponed now, said District Women and Child Development Officer T K Jatwar.

The function will be held after the new date for CM's visit is finalised, he said.

According to another district official, the mass marriage function has been postponed for the second time in three days.

Earlier the function was to be held on February 13, on the birth anniversary of late Lakhiram Agrawal, the said.

After Raman Singh's visit on February 13 was cancelled, it was rescheduled for February 15. But the function has been now deferred further, he said.

Opposition demanded that the mass marriage be held on the scheduled date.

Family members of 251 girls who are going to get married have completed rituals like 'haldi rasm' and postponing the marriage is not appropriate, former MP said.

The function should be held tomorrow, she said.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 21:40 IST