Uttarakhand Chief Minister attends Guptas’ weddings at Auli

Auli: A view of the venue where the wedding ceremonies of the sons of South Africa-based businessmen brothers Ajay and Atul Gupta are underway in Uttarakhand's leading tourist resort Auli, on June 20, 2019. The ceremonies began on Tuesday and are likely to end on Saturday amid support to the Guptas by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

Dehradun, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday flew to the ski resort of Auli to attend the weddings of the NRI Gupta brothers’ sons, brushing aside ecological concerns over the event in the popular hill station.

“The Gupta family gave a tumultuous welcome to the Chief Minister with the traditional wedding band,” said an official statement adding that the two weddings have been solemnised.

Along with the Chief Minister, state BJP chief Ajay Bhatt, yoga guru Ramdev and other seers also blessed the two couples.

The Chief Minister thanked the Gupta brothers for choosing Uttarakhand as the venue for the weddings of their two sons.

Stating that Uttarakhand was a tourist place, the Chief Minister said there is a lot of scope to boost tourism in the state.

This is the first marriage event in Auli and it will attract more tourists from home and abroad, the statement said.

After the high-profile weddings at Auli, people will have a better understanding about Uttarakhand which will be further developed into a major tourist destination, the Chief Minister said.