No weddings on election day!
Couples across the country are choosing to keep the poll day out while selecting their wedding date.
Electing country's rulers should not in normal course clash with selecting life's partners, but many a disgruntled bride and bridegroom are shying away from that possibility by shifting their marriage dates that have been fixed on a poll day to avoid inconvenience.
"Since polling dates cannot be deferred for such earthy things, though they claim marriages are made in heaven, obviously it is left to the marrying parties to adjust," say some of the unhappy few and marriage bureaus.
Jayanti Jha, owner of 'Milan Marriage Bureau', told PTI on Sunday that seven to eight marriages settled by them for April 20, the date of polling in Patna Parliamentary Constituency, were being shifted to a future date to avoid problems like those of law and order and hiring vehicles.
Yasmin Imam of 'Conjugal Tie Centre' said that the polling days are not suitable for marriage because of non-availability of vehicles and a general rise in prices of goods in the market.
She said that due to polling in Patna on April 20, a family from the United Kingdom, has to defer the marriage of their son for some other date.
Mohammad Hussain of 'Hamsafar Marriage Bureau' said that six marriages fixed for April 20 had been postponed to a future date fearing violence and disturbance on the polling day as also because of difficulty in purchase of goods.