Deputy chief minister of Bihar, Tejaswi Yadav, 26, has reportedly received around 44,000 marriage proposals over WhatsApp.
According to reports, the proposals were sent on the WhatsApp contact number that Yadav, also the state's public welfare department minister, had provided for road related complaints. Of the 47,000 messages, only 3,000 messages were related to road development.
"Out of 47,000 message received on the number, nearly 44,000 were personal message proposing marriage to Yadav. Only 3,000 messages were related to road repair," a government official told an international news agency.
According to the report, most of the girls who proposed marriage also provided personal information like skin colour and height.
Yadav is the younger son of Rashtriya Janta Dal(RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar's former chief minister Rabri Devi.
"In fact, the young women mistook the number as Tejaswi's own and sent the personal messages," the official reportedly said.
Yadav told the agency that these messages could have landed him into deep trouble had he been married. "Thank God I am still single," he said.
The deputy CM also revealed that he preferred an arranged marriage.