Patna: This is interesting. A couple who had been separated for 16 years, made up because of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
Vijanti Devi, 50, parted ways from her husband Govind Singh in 2003 because of his drinking habit.
As per a report in India Today, Vijanti was subjected to domestic violence due to Singh's drinking habits.
"I was subjected to domestic violence daily because of my husband's drinking habits, when it was impossible to take any more, I separated from him," she was quoted as saying by the website.
However, Singh, 58, a resident of Bihar's Rohtas district, got a chance to reunite with his wife after the recent prohibition imposed in Bihar.
Vijanti had not spoken to Singh over the past 16 years but decided to him a second chance after prohibition helped him stay away from booze.
The report further says that the couple decided to re-marry after their daughter Guddi, who was one year old when her parents had separated, convinced her mother.
The re-marriage of Vijanti and Govind took place on April 18 in Rohtas's Mohhaddiganj.
"I was fed up with my husband's drinking habits. I separated from him because of his drinking. After prohibition there is hope once again that he won't drink. I thank Nitish Kumar for this," Vijanti says.
On the other hand, Guddi is quoted as saying, "Usually it's the parents who distribute wedding invite of their children but its vice versa for me."