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Man requests government to ban weddings in Covid-19 to stop his girlfriend’s marriage

A man in an attempt to stop his girlfriend’s marriage caused a laugh riot on Twitter with an unusual request to authorities.

Pankaj Kumar Gupta from Bihar requested the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to impose a ban on weddings in the state in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

In a tweet on May 13 Nitish Kumar said, “The positive outcome of the lockdown is evident. Hence, a decision has been taken to extend the lockdown by another 10 days, from May 16 to 25.”

To his post, Pankaj Kumar Gupta replied saying, “Sir, if you could impose a ban on weddings, then my girlfriend’s wedding, scheduled to be held on May 19, would also be stalled. I will be grateful to you forever.”

Twitter users went on a roll after this and started posting advice and questions on Pankaj’s comment. One user asked if Pankaj would marry his girlfriend if her wedding is cancelled. While some users requested the CM to help him out in his time of crisis.

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has wrecked havoc in India, pushing the health system and cremation centres to the their extreme.