'Why didn't Kerala CM marry his daughter to SC member?'

'Why did Kerala CM not marry his daughter to member of SC community', asks Kerala Congress MP K Suresh

Kodikkunnil Suresh’s statement was not backed by Congress leaders in Kerala

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. Credit: PTI File Photo

Congress MP Kodikkunnil Suresh has made a controversial statement that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s stand on renaissance was a farce as he had not married off his daughter to a member from the Scheduled Caste community.

“Vijayan became a renaissance leader after the Sabarimala women entry issue. But if Vijayan was sincere on his renaissance stand he should have married off his daughter to a member from the SC community. There are many young SC leaders within the CPM itself. Vijayan’s renaissance stand was just a farce,” Suresh, who is also the Kerala PCC working president, said while causing a stir in Thiruvananthapuram after seeking a CBI probe into alleged malpractice in SC-ST welfare and development funds distribution.

Suresh’s statement was not backed by Congress leaders in Kerala. Leader of opposition V D Satheesan said that Suresh's statement was not the Congress’s stand.  

Vijayan’s daughter Veena married Kerala Tourism Minister Mohammed Riyaz last year. Riyaz was then a DYFI national president and after winning in the Kerala Assembly elections, he was made a minister. It was both Riyaz and Veena's second marriage.

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