Indian politicians are known to be affluent people. There would hardly be any politician in India who is not financially well-off. And thus, it is quite understandable that they lead a lavish life. Apart from the opulent movable and immovable property they own, their weddings are also known to be lavish affairs. There have been many Indian politicians who have spent money like anything on their or their children’s weddings.
Knowing about these big fat weddings of Indian politicians and their kids is definitely going to be interesting. So here we go:
1. Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tej Pratap Yadav’s wedding
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tej Pratap recently married Aishwarya Rai, daughter of Chandrika Rai, six-time RJD MLA and granddaughter of Daroga Prasad Rai, former chief minister of Bihar. Tej Pratap himself is the former health minister of Bihar. The lavish wedding hit headlines for different reasons. Though the amount of money spent on the wedding isn’t known, there are umpteen details about it that indicate that it was one of the most lavish weddings. A total of about 85 rooms were booked for guests at luxury hotels of Bihar. Apart from 7,000 guests and 50 horses, elephants were also a part of the grand celebrations. More than 100 cooks were arranged to prepare dinner for the guests!
2. Gali Janardhan Reddy’s daughter Brahamani’s wedding
One of the richest politicians of Karnataka, Reddy is a leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party. As per reports, the minister had spent a whopping Rs 500 crore on the wedding of her daughter. The bride Brahamani’s jewellery alone was worth of over Rs 51 crore. The guests invited at the wedding had received gold plated invitations. Interestingly, this happened around the time when the entire country was suffering from the after-effects of demonetisation in 2016. The extraordinarily lavish wedding ceremony had invited a huge flak from across the world. It’s important to note that the minister was accused of carrying out illegal mining activity in Bellary region of Bellary, Karnataka.
3. Nitin Gadkari’s daughter Ketki’s wedding
Nitin Gadkari is presently the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources and River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. He married his daughter Ketki off to an NRI settled in the US. One of the most lavish weddings of India, this one also took place soon after the demonetization move of the BJP government. However, this did not seem to affect the gala event in even the slightest manner. A particular highlight from the wedding that hit the headlines was that fifty chartered flights were reportedly arranged to ferry passengers to the wedding venue in Nagpur. However, the minister had rubbished these reports calling them ‘mischievous and incorrect.’
4. Kanwar Singh Tanwar’s son Lalit Tanwar’s wedding
Kanwar Singh Tanwar is a politician of the Bhartiya Janta Party. He was elected as the member of Lok Sabha in the 2014 general elections from Amroha. The minister came under fire for spending a massive amount of Rs 250 crore on his son Lalit Tanwar’s wedding in 2011. As per reports, the groom was gifted a Bell 429 helicopter as the wedding gift. There were more than 18,000 guests at the staggering celebration in Delhi.
5. Ranjeeta Ranjan’s wedding
A Lok Sabha Member and Congress party leader from Sapaul constituency of Bihar, Ranjeeta married politician Rajesh Ranjan more popularly known as Pappu Yadav in 1994. Last year, Rajeeta had proposed a private member bill to put a cap on wedding expenses. In striking dissimilarity with what she preached, she herself had a supremely grand wedding. For the ceremony, arrangements for 1 lakh guests were made at a property spread across 200 acres of land. The ceremony also had hundreds of elephants and horses participating in it. The bride, Ranjeeta Ranjan had reportedly arrived to Purnea, Bihar from Jalandhar in a chartered plane.