A bad news is there for those who love to feast at weddings in Delhi. Appearing before the Delhi High Court, Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government said that it is planning to come up with a policy that would restrict the number of guests at wedding ceremonies.
The announcement came as a response to the Court’s question on whether the government favors rich over poor. Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev told the Court that the government also believes that a balance needs to be maintained between the needs of rich and poor residents of the city.
Appearing before the bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta, the Delhi Chief Secretary said that alternative ideas are being explored to restrict number of guests and ‘vulgar display of food’ at lavish weddings.
A plan could be formulated within six weeks to issue a ‘guest control order.’ The government believes that ‘guest control’ will also ease the pressure on traffic during wedding season.
Dev further added that there is an “artificial enhanced demand” for “extravagant” weddings in Delhi due to which an excessive amount of food either gets wasted or the caterers uses the ‘stale’ food in subsequent weddings, which could lead to serious health issues.