Meet the Surat couple who served just tea at their wedding

Raksha's wedding cost her only Rs 500.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 27, 2016 9:50 pm
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In Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme on Sunday, a recently wed couple from Surat found special mention in his address as they served only tea at their wedding. “I used to talk about ‘Chai ka charcha’ during elections; never knew this will reach marriage halls,” he said, “A couple in Surat got married offering just tea.”

Speaking to news agency ANI, the bride, Raksha, expressed happiness that the Prime Minister acknowledged their struggle. “Jis chai pe Modi ji charcha karte hain usi chai pe humne shaadi karnne ka socha,” she told ANI. This has brought down her wedding expenses considerably as it amounted to just Rs 500. “We are very happy that our message reached PM Modiji,” she added.

PM Modi hailed all those who made sacrifices in support of the demonetisation move, announced earlier in November. The Prime Minister also invited everyone to take a pledge and become a part of a cashless economy. “I reiterate that I need your support; I am positive that you will help me in this; take a pledge that you’ll be a part of cashless economy,” PM Modi said.

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  1. G
    Guru
    Nov 27, 2016 at 10:58 am
    Editors: 'Raksha's wedding costed her only Rs 500.' Costed is not word to be used in this connotation. The past tense and past participle of Cost is Cost itself. Costed is the past tense and past participle when Cost is used in reference to estimation or for determination of cost.
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    1. G
      Guru
      Nov 27, 2016 at 10:59 am
      Wonderful job by the couple!
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      1. S
        shakeel
        Nov 28, 2016 at 4:05 am
        Why modi is quite about 550 cr marriage a chai wala will always chai wala he will only support his products
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        1. M
          mumbai
          Nov 27, 2016 at 1:04 pm
          Is it janardhan reddy's daughter's wedding?
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            IslamFOrFooools
            Nov 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm
            IE is third grade jihadi news agency
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              IslamFOrFooools
              Nov 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm
              Misleading headline by evil IE editors. IN reality this couple in support of demonitisation, performed their wedding in JUST 500 rupees. But headline with evil intention says, this couple served only tea at their wedding. Editors are worst form of terrorists we have freely roaming in human societu workign for leftists and jihadi propoa. Hindus must wage war against enemies like this.
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                Joseph R Stephen
                Nov 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                May be PM should travel in Normal Aircraft AND his ministers should travel in noram buses and trains.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Also PM should advise or p order to all state officials to travel in Trains and buses and then experience the common mans pain.
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                  L bhadrapati Devi
                  Nov 27, 2016 at 10:04 am
                  A model hard to be learnt.
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