In MP, loo selfie by groom gets bride 51k
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