- Bihar Deputy Chief Minister's son to get married in December
- Invitations stress no dowry being taken in drive to discourage practice
- No DJ or lavish meal planned, guests requested not to bring gifts
The Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, a state which is known for its lavish and dowry-oriented marriages, has also requested his guests not to bring any gifts. Mr Modi's son Utkarsh works with a multinational in Bengaluru and he is getting married to a Kolkata girl in Patna on December 3. The wedding will be a simple affair with no music bands and DJ, and the guests will be served simple refreshments not a lavish meal.
The move is in sync with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's campaign to abolish child marriage and dowry. According to official records, Bihar ranks second in the country after neighbouring Uttar Pradesh when it comes to dowry-related cases.
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