Date: 06 Mar 2011


When 80% of country earn less than 2$ per day, every second child is malnourished, one third of global poor exist in India and nearly one third of the country affected by Maoism that is threatening the existence of India as a nation, this sicko's spend the looted money so ostentatiously. Unless there is revolution this cannot be stopped. Selfish Indian middle class will ignore this to their peril. \\\\\\\\\\\\ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/8359585/14-million-Indian-wedding-criticised-amid-corruption-scandal.html \\\\\\\\\ THE TELEGRAPH \\\\\\\\\\\ March 6th 2011 \\\\\\\\\ India \\\\\\\\\\\\ 14 million Indian wedding criticised amid corruption scandal A senior member of India's ruling Congress Party has been criticised for spending more than 14 million on his son's wedding despite pleas from party leader Sonia Gandhi to cut back on spending during a corruption scandal. \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Lalit Tanwar and Yogita Jaunapuria's celebrations included a tent palace and a Bell 429 was among the presents. Kanwar Singh Tanwar, inset, has been criticised over the event Photo: AFP/GETTY \\\\\\\\\\\\\ By Dean Nelson, New Delhi 4:13PM GMT 03 Mar 2011 Delhi businessman Kanwar Singh Tanwar, whose declared wealth is 20.4 million, has come under fire from senior party colleagues for staging an ostentatious display of wealth. The bride's family gave the groom a Bell 429 helicopter, valued at more than 4 million as a wedding gift, as well as a silver model of the aircraft because the real one had to be left at Delhi airport. \\\\\\\\\\\ More than 18,000 guests are reported to have attended the wedding of Mr Tanwar's son Lalit and Yogita Jaunapuria, the daughter of another prominent politician, in South Delhi earlier this week. \\\\\\\\\\\\ The groom's arrival in a top of the range BMW was broadcast live on giant screens as guests waited in a 'pandal' tent replica of a Rajastani palace. \\\\\\\\\\\ Aides said guests were waited on by more than a thousand staff who offered them a choice of a hundred different dishes, including Thai, Italian, Chinese and Indian delicacies. For pudding they were served 30 different kulfi ice creams. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Each guest was reported to have been given more than 30 in cash, a shawl, a suit of clothes and a silver coin. A local barber was given a 2,000 tip, it was claimed. Related Articles\\\\\\\\\\\ My big fat Afghan wedding: lavish receptions to be curbed due to financial constraints 07 Feb 2011 \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Indian PM vows to fight corruption 16 Feb 2011 \\\\\\\\\\\\ Mr Tanwar's secretary last night confirmed his son had received a helicopter from his in-laws and told The Daily Telegraph the wedding had cost "many crores" (one crore is 136,000). \\\\\\\\\\\\\ "Yes it's true, but how much is the total cost, that's the million dollar question. It is many crores but total expenditure will only be known when the wedding [celebrations] have ended," he said. \\\\\\\\\\\ Commentators said the Indian wedding may be the most expensive and lavish in recent history amid claims that the total bill could top 30 million more than the 2004 wedding of Britain's richest tycoon Lakshmi Mittal's daughter Vanisha at the Palace of Versailles. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Congress leader Ms Gandhi has criticised party colleagues for staging lavish displays of wealth and in 2009 led an austerity drive to encourage her MPs to show solidarity with the 'aam admi', or common man, by travelling economy. \\\\\\\\\\\ Senior Congress leader and former minister Mani Shankar Aiyar said ostentatious displays of wealth like the Tanwar wedding sent a false signal about the Congress party. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ "This kind of ostentation should be avoided. It's unfortunate that this man has chosen to use his money in this manner. What's needed is a stern warning to all Congress men that they should not indulge in this kind of ostentation. It sends the wrong signal about the Congress," he said. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ X Share & bookmark Delicious Facebook Google Messenger Reddit Twitter Digg Fark LinkedIn Google Buzz StumbleUpon Y! Buzz What are these? Share: Share \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/8359585/14-million-Indian-wedding-criticised-amid-corruption-scandal.html Telegraph 000000000