In a bizarre incident, a couple in Varanasi on their wedding day exchanged garlands as is the norm in Indian custom but instead of flowers, the garlands were of onion and garlic.
In order to make a statement against the soaring prices of onion and garlic, they decided to exchange the garland on the same.
Also, the guests at the wedding also decided to present the newlyweds with the baskets of onions.
Samajwadi Party leader Satya Prakash said the new couple wanted to oppose the high prices of onions and so decided on this unusual method.
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“The bride and groom have tried to convey a message by opposing the skyrocketing prices of onions and other food commodities. Samajwadi Party has carried out several protests against such issues. This is a historic event for the couple,” he added.
According to the SP leaders, the price of onions continues to surge in the markets of Varanasi.