What or who was the biggest casualty of this year's Delhi elections? Was it our Prime Minister's Madison Square-sized ego? Was it his stylist? Was it Kiran Bedi's social media life? No, no and no. It was the lovely playlist that was prepared for Amit Shah's son's wedding. Oh come on BJP-haters, stop scoffing. We're sure it was lovely, all shaadi playlists are!
As AAP trampled all over BJP and turned Delhi into a wedding party, a real wedding party had to lower its volume to mourn BJP's fate in Delhi.
The Indian Express reports, "What was expected to be a spectacular affair with a “grand musical entry” for the groom from the nearby Mahakali temple was instead a subdued afternoon — even Prime Minister Narendra Modi was absent."
The paper reports that the guests were asked to not behave like they were at a YRF movie wedding - no cracking loud jokes, no gaana shana, no selfies and no ooh-ing and aah-ing over the bride's jewellery... actually, IE reports that they were asked to 'keep it quiet', we just wanted to simplify the 'itna sannata kyun hai' atmosphere at the wedding.
If Indian TV serials are anything to go by and what reports suggest, Shah should run to Smriti Irani's astrologer, with his son, daughter-in-law in tow! Because IE points out that the the son was engaged days after Shah became the party president. But the culmination of the relationship in marriage saw Shah getting his first big snub in the recent days, and what a snub!
"It’s been a bizarre journey for Shah, from the engagement ceremony of Jay to Rishika on July 13, 2014, days after he became BJP president, to this day when his party ended up with just three seats to AAP’s 67 out of 70 in the national capital.."
However, it is Mumbai Mirror has a blow-by-blow account of how the dazzle of a big, fat, Bharatiya shaadi turned dimmed into the panic before a parent-teacher meeting.
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"The Jia Band Group, the city's oldest brass band, started playing 'Aaj Mere Yaar ki Shaadi Hai' when Delhi voting trends began getting clearer. The band tried to get baraatis to dance but as the groom was in no mood, his friends also refrained... By the time the baraat reached YMCA around 10.30 am, Jia Band was told to not play. Soon, it was clear that it was clean sweep by AAP, and baraatis entered the venue without fanfare."
Not only that, BFF Narendra Modi too didn't turn up to bless the couple at the wedding.
Though there is no evidence of the same, we suspect that Jia Band must have done the impossible. Come up with a sad version of 'Main To Ainvayi Ainvayi Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya'.
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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2015 19:21:50 IST