Drones, 30,000 guests, video invites for Maharashtra BJP chief's son's grand wedding

Santosh Raosaheb Patil Danve, son of Maharashtra BJP chief, is MLA from Bhokardan, the region in Marathwada that has been hit by drought for past two years

Politicians spending crores on children wedding is not new and the recent one to join the trend is Maharashtra BJP Chief Raosaheb Danve who organised lavish wedding for his son Santosh Raosaheb Patil Danve. For the wedding, venue was given a medieval era touch and a designer palace set was also made.

Not only this, the guest list included Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, BJP leader Poonam Mahajan, Former Chief Minister Narayan Rane. Around 30, ooo people were invited for the wedding that took place at Jabinda Estate lawns in Aurangabad.

Santosh is also an MLA from Bhokardan, the region in Marathwada that has been hit by drought for past two years.

Not only this, even pre- wedding preparations were as extravagant as the wedding. On February 24, MLA shared pre- wedding shoot video on Facebook, the video was shot in a resort and accompanying him in the video was his wife Renu Sarkate. As the video went viral, people started objecting on the social media for spending so much amount of money on the wedding.

BJP MLA wedding

BJP MLA wedding (Photo: Twitter/@jayantmahajan)

Few days back , the Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016, was introduced by Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, which might be taken up as a private member’s Bill in the upcoming Lok Sabha session. Ranjeet Ranjan , wife of Pappu Yadav has said that marriage should be a solemn affair and that such exorbitant spending needs to be capped.

The Bill, if passed, would need those spending more than 5 lakhs on their wedding to contribute 10% of their expenditure to the marriage of underprivileged girls. In a very skewed way this will be the tax you’d pay for having an exorbitant wedding.