Anger as Indian Politician Spends £59 MILLION On His Daughter's Wedding
In a poverty stricken Country like India, An ex-state minister Gali Janardhana Reddy is said to have recieved a back lash from the Indian people
after it was discovered that he lavishd an estimated 5bn rupees -
which is equivalent to £59million or $74million on his daughter's wedding.
Mr Reddy has been criticised and ridiculed on social media after details of the wedding became known to the public.
Guests will be ferried about in luxury bullock carts and fed in a purpose-built village inside the grounds, while 3,000 bouncers and 300 policemen will ensure the event is secure, with the help of sniffer dogs and bomb squads.
Mr Reddy has been criticised and ridiculed on social media, with some users joking about how long he had had to queue at the bank to exchange enough money to pay for the expensive wedding.
His political opponents also used it as an opportunity to question whether the prime minister's crackdown on illegal 'black money' would include elites.
Mr Reddy was a former member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka, the state which has Bangalore as its capital.
He recently spent three years in jail on corruption charges, which he denies, but was freed on bail last year.
WHAT THE WEDDING COST
Gold-plated invitations: £118,296
Bride's wedding sari: £2million
Bride's jewellery: £10million
Total cost of wedding: £59million