While most Indians queue up at banks and the ATM machines for some new cash after demonetisation, there are a few who are clearly not affected by the magnitude of the situation. Gali Janardhana Reddy’s family is surely one of them.
The mining tycoon and the former Karnataka minister is leaving no stone unturned to make his daughter Brahmini’s wedding one of a kind affair. He has whipped a whopping sum of Rs 500 crore on the wedding. The highlight of the pomp and show is the replica of Hampi, the ancient city, which he has built on 36 acres of land at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru for the wedding.
Among the 30,000 guests estimated to come, it is rumoured that some of the biggest names of Bollywood will also be there in attendance. To take the whole affair a notch ahead, guests were sent out LCD invites as well.
He has also arranged for eight priests from the famous Tirupati Thirumala temple to be flown in for the wedding ceremony.
Janardhana Reddy, who has been under the hammer for a number of money laundering and illegal mining cases, represents the irony of the current situation. There is a majority who is forced to spend sparingly and there is the privileged minority who are not giving their deep pockets two thoughts. That’s #Indiaagainstcorruption!