Lavish wedding angers cash-strapped Indians

Lavish wedding angers cash-strapped Indians
 

The lavish wedding of the daughter of an Indian politician has sparked outrage as millions across the country are in the midst of a cashflow crisis.
The five-day wedding of businessmen and ex-state minister G Janardhana Reddy's daughter, Brahmani, is estimated to cost about 5bn rupees ($74m; £59m).
But with gold-plated invitations and Bollywood stars expected to perform, the nuptials have proved controversial.
Critics have described it as an "obscene display of wealth".
The wedding kicked off just days after the Indian government announced it would scrap 500 and 1,000 rupee notes... read more

 
15 November 2016 in World News, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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