In MP, loo selfie by groom gets bride 51k

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Bhopal: This is one prewed­ding photo shoot no one would want to re­mem­ber. But there’s no es­cap­ing it in Madhya Pradesh if the bride is to get Rs 51,000 un­der Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vi­vah/ Nikah Scheme.

Ap­pli­ca­tion forms for the scheme are ac­cepted only af­ter the bride proves that her would-be hus­band’s house has a toi­let. And since govern­ment of­fi­cials can­not go around check­ing loos ev­ery­where, they de­mand a #selfie-stand­ing-in-toi­let from the groom.

The em­bar­rass­ment of stand­ing in a toi­let and tak­ing a pho­to­graph — thank­fully not in wed­ding re­galia — is not lim­ited to ru­ral ar­eas. In the state cap­i­tal, Bhopal Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) of­fi­cials make the same de­mand.

A groom poses for a ‘toi­let photo’ so that his bride can ap­ply for the fi­nan­cial aid

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