Newly wedded couple were gifted cricket bats by minister

Vastavam web: To every one surprise Madhya Pradesh Minister Gopal Bhargava presented unusual gifts to newly married couples on the eve of Akshya Tritiya. 700 couples got married at a mass marriage ceremony at Garkakota in Sagar district Madhya Pradesh. Panchayath raj and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava attended the programme and presented each bride a cricket bat.

As they were surprised, the minister clarified their doubts by saying, if your husband come alchoholic or harass or refuse to mend their ways you can make your work with this bat, he continued saying the idea of gifting” Mogri” struck me when a woman asked me whether she started to get her husband to stop drinking by beating him with this wooden plank. So I got an idea to present the Mogri ( a wooden plank used to wash clothes),explained the minister. He ordered 10 thousand  Mogris to be gifted, started to give to brides in mass marriage ceremonies.