In English slang, the expression “readies” refers to having bank notes to hand. “Have you got the readies?” would be one usage.
The Reddy family have chosen to celebrate the wedding of their daughter with a £5million wedding near Bangalore at exactly the same time as the rest of India is trying to scrape together a few rupees. They clearly have the readies! Coming from a man who was previously and is still under investigation for all manner of misdemenours – Cloth Ears, or what?
As you might expect, Indians are not impressed!