Ballia, Dec 15: People say marriages are made in heaven but in Ballia, a marriage was solemnised on the basis of voting.
The Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls are still away but the residents of Tengrahi village did indulge in voting, not for a seat but for a marriage.
In a rather bizzare incident in Sahatwar area under Bairiya police staion, the village head had to call for voting when during a marriage, the younger brother Brahmanand bent upon marrying asking his elder brother Ajay Pandey to leave the bride for him.
The piquant situation prompted the Gram Pradhan (Village Head) to decide the matter in the Panchayat. Subsequently, fifty voters were selected to settle the issue by voting, in which the younger brother beat his elder sibling by 32 votes by 18.
Later, the matrimony of younger brother was solemnised in a temple.