When BJP leader Subramanian Swamy was asked to bless a Tamil wedding, by handing over the mangalsutra to the groom, no one expected him to go ahead and try to tie the knot himself.
But he went ahead and did exactly the same!
Bala Subramanian, a former district president of the now dissolved Janata Party, had invited Swamy to bless his wedding with Veni in Tamilnadu's Tirunelveli district on Wednesday morning, reports said. Former IAS officer and president of the Tamil Nadu state unit of the Janata Party VS Chandralekha was also present at the ceremony.
It's an old custom in Tamil weddings that a senior person hands over the mangalsutra to the groom, before he ties the knot. If the groom is a member of a political party, then usually the party leader does it.
When Swamy was asked to solemnise the marriage by passing the mangalsutra to the groom, he, instead, approached the bride with the intention of tying the knot himself.
Everyone in the wedding party, especially the couple, were shocked as Chandralekha shouted and pulled Swamy's hands back.
In the video, an embarrassed Swamy is seen laughing-off his act as the groom ties the knot.
Bala Subramanian is currently an office-bearer in 'Virat Hindustan Sangam', a Hindu outfit launched by Swamy earlier this year.