Ask BJP before getting married, says Congress

'Please take prior approval from BJP for deciding whom to marry; deciding the venue of marriage; deciding the nature of festivities; deciding the food menu,' Surjewala tweeted. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 20, 2017, 12.27 PM (IST)


Congress leader Randeep Surjewala took a dig at BJP on Wednesday, saying that young men and women should start taking permission from the saffron party before getting married. 

The quote comes following BJP MLA Pannalal Shakya's objection to Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma wedding. 

Surejwala took to Twitter on Wednesday and said: "Attention--To all 'Young Men/Women' in India. Please take prior approval from BJP for deciding whom to marry; deciding the venue of marriage; deciding the nature of festivities; deciding the food menu. Thank You. PS- Issued in Public Interest."

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Madhya Pradesh Pannalal Shakya set off a massive controversy on Tuesday after he questioned Indian cricket captain Virat Kolhi and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's decision to get married in Italy, and not in India.

Shakya said: "Virat earned money in India... But he didn't find any place to marry in the country. Is Hindustan untouchable?"

He further added "Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Vikramaditya, Yudhishthir got married on this land. You all must have got married here. None of us goes to a foreign country to get married...(Kohli) earned money here and spent billions there (Italy)...(he) doesn't have any respect for the country. This proves he is not a patriot," Shakhya had claimed.

Virat and Anushka recently got married at a private function in Italy's Tuscany recently.