Kerala minister springs surprise

 
Engagement party

The Marxist strongman who is number two in the Kerala cabinet had invited guests for the engagement of his actor-son Bineesh at a city hotel.

However, soon after the exchange of rings was over, Balakrishnan sprang a surprise by announcing that there was a change of plan.

“We thought why hold another function for marriage and get into controversies. So, we have decided to conduct the marriage now itself,’’ he told the surprised guests.
Balakrishnan had faced flak for the ostentatious marriage of his elder son and this probably triggered the “plan change”.

Secret plans

Though the close family members of the groom and bride knew the minister’s secret plans, his announcement did surprise many.

Bineesh and his bride Rinita, daughter of a Non Resident Indian, were only too pleased by the turn of events. Within an hour, the minister’s son tied the knot. The guests included Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, prominent politicians like K Karunakaran and several actor-friends of the groom, who is now doing business in Dubai.

The guests were later treated to a traditional Kerala meal.

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