Brother Marries Sister in UP Under The CM Mass Wedding Scheme
Brother marries sister in UP: At Tundla in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, things did not go as planned at the mass wedding ceremony held under the chief minister’s program on December 11. After videos and photos of the event began circulating, village residents and the chief identified one of the couples, who got married, as an alleged brother and sister.
The Welfare Department’s deputy development officer, Chandrabhan Singh, has now filed a complaint against the man and the household items provided to the ‘couple’ under the scheme have been confiscated.
The man is said to have married his sister for the money that is given to couples who marry under the mass marriage scheme. The incident happened last Saturday, during an event as part of the Chief Minister’s Mass Wedding Scheme, which was held at the premises of the Tundla Block Development Office. In this program, 51 other couples also got married.
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The Development Officer of Tundla Block, where the brother and sister are from, Naresh Kumar, has sought clarification from officials who oversaw the ceremony and checked on the couple. This includes Gram Panchayat Secretary Marasena Kushalpal, Gram Panchayat Secretary Ghiroli Anurag Singh, ADO Cooperative Sudhir Kumar and Singh.
Kumar said action will be taken against those involved. He also said that a First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against the brother and verification of his Aadhar card is ongoing.
This is not the first time a couple have married for the money and perks offered at government-funded mass wedding ceremonies. In November 2018, under this program, a woman remarried. This took place in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. The woman had married earlier in February of the same year. However, to enjoy the monetary benefits, she signed up for the ceremony. Amazingly, when her husband failed to show up for the event, she still went ahead with her plan and married another man.
The program in question is called Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana, under which marriages are organized by the social welfare department. Apparently, 35,000 rupees are spent on each couple, except for household gifts given to them. According to the program details, Rs 20,000 is deposited in the brides bank account and gifts worth Rs 10,000 are also given,