Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have returned to India amidst a raging controversy raised by a politician, who asked why the couple didn't get married in India. A ruling Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh feels that the cricketer and his wife lacked nationalism for choosing offshore destination marriage.
The Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Pannalal Shakya referring to the lavish wedding of Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli in Italy said that he (Kohli) earned fame and money in India and chose to spend billions on his marriage outside the country. “This is a country which witnessed the marriage of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Vikramaditya and Yudhisthir but he did not find a suitable place to tie the knot and went abroad. This vindicates that Bharat Bhumi does not mean anything to him and this is not rashtra-bhakti or deshbhakti,” said the member of the legislative assembly in India, adding: Italy ke nachne-gaane wale crorepati ban gaye aur tum desh ki punji bahar le ja rahe ho."
The wedding that fans were waiting for, finally happened when India cricket captain Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma tied the knot in Italy on 11 December. And, the MLA’s utterances come days ahead when the newly-wed couple are scheduled to host grand reception in New Delhi on Dec 21.
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