‘Petrol marriage’ raises price hike

The Nonsense Club, formed by Punjab’s ‘King of Satire’ Jaspal Bhatti in the late 70s, today staged a “petrol marriage” to fire shots at the petrol price hike under the BJP-led government.

In the heart of City Beautiful, reminiscent of Bhatti’s tongue-in-cheek humour to address social issues back in 90s and early 2000, time stood still at the Sector 17 Plaza. Bhatti’s wife actor Savita Bhatti, Vinod Sharma, Pummy Sidhu, Gurtej, Lally Gill and Arvinder came dressed as “baraatis” with pictures of LPG cylinders and jerrycans (with labels of petrol) in their hands.

They exchanged LPG cylinders and petrol to perform the “millni” ritual. They exchanged garlands made of mobil oil pouches with each other. Savita Bhatti said: “Now that the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG have shot up to this an extent, it’s only fair that petrol be exchanged at millnis.” She added, “Instead of blankets and shawls, the families exchanged petrol.

Bhuas and mother of the boy have been given mobil oil packages, instead of cheap garlands. We will give away petrol vouchers to our guests.”

Tribune India
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