FTN: Should politicians have a social conscience about lavish weddings?

Sagarika Ghose, CNN-IBN | Feb 20, 2013 at 11:55pm


In India, over 30 per cent are said to be below poverty line and millions have no access to basic health care or education. But politicians are spending crores on weddings even giving gifts of helicopters. The Income Tax department search the premises of Congress minister Bhaskar Jadhav in Maharashtra after he spent crores on extravagant weddings of his two children at a time when Maharashtra is battling with severe drought. The Minister for Urban Development has said that he will quit public life if proven guilty.