Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Scheme is for economically backward sections (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Groom Wanted- with selfie in loo! Applicants under the 'Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Yojna' in Madhya Pradesh will have to submit piocture proving that the groom has a toilet if they want to get married and avail benefits of thae scheme. Under this scheme, the brides are given Rs 51,000. According to Times Of India, the government officials are asking proof that the groom has a toilet in his house if the bride is to avail Rs 51,000 under the scheme. As proof, they are asking for selfie with the toilet from the groom.
According to the report, while the toilet clause has been a part of the scheme since its inception in 2013, the photographic evidence is a recent addition. Earlier, grooms were given 30 days to build a toilet before their wedding.
The Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Scheme is for economically backward sections. Congress government had hiked the financial assistance from Rs 28,000 to Rs 51,000 after coming to power. The initiative is aimed at ensuring that toilets are constructed in every household in the state.
Speaking to ANI, Mukhtar Hassan who runs Zara Hassan Welfare Samiti said: "We submit the forms of applicants under the scheme to the municipal corporation. It requires two affidavits and a selfie of the groom inside the toilet of their residence. The form is rejected and the couples are not allowed to get married in the ‘sammelan’ if the picture is not submitted."