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Lavish wedding angers cash-strapped Indians

Lavish wedding angers cash-strapped Indians

  • 15 November 2016 – From the section India – BBC News
Mr Reddy (left) with his daughter and other family membersImage copyrightJANARDHANA REDDY FAMILY
Image captionJanardhana Reddy (left) with his daughter and other family members

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 businessman 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”.

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