A Tamil Nadu groom received five litres of petrol as a wedding gift from his friends, amid concerns about the rising cost of petrol prices in the country, PTI reported.
The newly wedded couple were greeting guestsat a marriage hall when his friends trooped in and gave him the petrol in a five litre can as a gift, ‘Puthiya Thalaimurai’ Tamil television channel reported.
A 39-second video clip telecasted by the channel showed laughter around the hall as the man received it.
Since the petrol price touched Rs 85.15 per litre in Tamil Nadu, one of the highest in the country, the fuel symbolised a commodity worthy of being given as a gift, his friends said.
Earlier, Indian National Congress President Rahul Gandhi initiated the Bharat Bandh call in the first joint political action by the Opposition against rising fuel prices and fall of the Indian Rupee on September 10.