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Old February 15th, 2017, 09:27 PM
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Bill in Lok Sabha seeks cap on wedding guests, dishes

Bill in Lok Sabha seeks cap on wedding guests, dishes
The new marriage Bill that seeks a cap on wedding guests was introduced by Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, wife of MP Pappu Yadav.


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 Rs5 lakh to contribute towards marriages of poor girls.

If a family spends above Rs5 lakh on a wedding, it has to contribute 10% 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 private member’s Bill in the upcoming Lok Sabha session. The purpose of this Bill is to prohibit extravagant and wasteful expenditure on marriages and to enforce simpler solemnisation, Ranjeet told PTI.

“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,” she said.

The Bill seeks that “if any family intends to spend more than Rs5 lakh towards expenditure on marriage, such family shall declare the amount proposed to be spent in advance to the appropriate government and contribute 10% of such amount in a welfare fund which shall be established by the appropriate government to assist the poor and below poverty line (BPL) families for the marriage of their daughters”.

It says that after this proposed legislation comes into force, all marriages shall be registered within 60 days of the solemnisation. The government may fix the limit of guests and relatives and number of dishes to be served to the guests and relatives for solemnisation of marriage or for the reception held thereafter as it may deem necessary or expedient to prevent the wastage of food items, it adds.
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Not in touch with reality and can't be implemented with any amount of fairness.. will be trashed soon. The wedding hall itself costs more than 5L these days.
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what a useless bill this is. Seriously! The more lavish a wedding is, the better it is for the economy.
Put a restriction, if its possible, to get everything locally. That increases the business, in turn the cashflow, inturn the income of a 'poor' man.
I work very hard for the money. I pay taxes. Expecting me to pay for someone elses daughters wedding is unreasonable. I will donate if I can and want, but, forcing people to do it is unreasonable.
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Re: Bill in Lok Sabha seeks cap on wedding guests, dishes

This is a great initiative. I totally support Mrs. Pappu. I hope it passes unanimously.
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WTF. Pappu Yadav and his Sardarni wife had a lavish wedding in 90s. Typical License permit raj mindset
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Millenial generation. out of touch with glorious 70s and 80s.



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Not in touch with reality and can't be implemented with any amount of fairness.. will be trashed soon. The wedding hall itself costs more than 5L these days.
^How else would inspector get to show his (or her) Aukaat and make the arranger go through the hoops. besides getting invited to every wedding.

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what a useless bill this is. Seriously! The more lavish a wedding is, the better it is for the economy.
Put a restriction, if its possible, to get everything locally. That increases the business, in turn the cashflow, inturn the income of a 'poor' man.
I work very hard for the money. I pay taxes. Expecting me to pay for someone elses daughters wedding is unreasonable. I will donate if I can and want, but, forcing people to do it is unreasonable.
^ Imperialist anti people mindset.
Anyways, the tax payer in India pays for bad roads, loan waivers, etc. So why not other people's weddings.
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