People are struggling to make both ends meet due to demonetization with shortage of currency in the economy but ministers manage to spend hundreds of crores which does not augur well in a poor country like ours. Surgical strike on ostentatious marriages is the need of the hour and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should put a curb on the amount one can spend on weddings. Inequality in our country is widespread and widening further. It is time for Modi to bridge this gap. Charity begins at home and the PM should ask his cabinet ministers to set good examples for citizens to follow by keeping marriages simple in their families for people to emulate.
Displaying wealth is not good in a democracy where all people are equal. Ostentatious marriages are wasteful expenses not good for our economy and the money should be used for the nation’s development and progress. Prime Minister must take tough actions against people displaying wealth though the money could be accounted as this is not in national interest.
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