Blood test should be made compulsory before marriage to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS, K.S. Puttannaiah, Melkote MLA, said here on Friday.

A large number of youngsters are suffering from HIV/AIDS in the State.

The State government should also impose certain restrictions on luxurious weddings, Mr. Puttannaiah said.

While urging Mandya district in-charge Minister M.H. Ambareesh to visit the district frequently, Mr. Puttannaiah also said that he would strongly oppose the proposal to construct a flyover in the city.