In a primary for Kerala, father-in-law CM and son-in-law MLA in Assembly

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In a primary, a father-in-law and son-in-law duo will make their presence felt collectively within the Kerala Assembly quickly and thus script a brand new chapter in its decades-long historical past.

The 77-year previous father-in-law is nobody aside from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan whereas the fortunate son-in-law is P A Mohammed Riyas, nationwide president of the Democratic Youth Federation.

Riyas is the husband of Vijayan’s daughter Veena, an IT entrepreneur based mostly in Bengaluru.

While Vijayan gained by a whopping margin of over 50,000 votes from his home turf Dharmadam in Kannur district, the 44-year-old Riyas obtained elected from Beypore, a Left bastion in Kozhikode.

Though the state Assembly had a legacy of accommodating little children of varied politicians in these years, it’s for the primary time {that a} father-in-law and son-in-law are collectively changing into a part of the House.

A vibrant youth chief, Riyas had earlier unsuccessfully contested in 2009 Lok Sabha polls from Kozhikode.

Veena and Riyas obtained married at Cliff House, the official residence of the Chief Minister, on June 15, 2020.

There had been additionally another kith and kins of politicians who tried their luck within the April 6 polls however a lot of them failed.

Both Jose Okay Mani, the chief of Kerala Congress (M), a outstanding Left companion and his sister’s husband M P Joseph, a UDF candidate, bit the mud in Pala and Trikkaripur respectively when the outcomes had been introduced on Sunday.

While Kerala Congress chairman P J Joseph gained from Thodupuzha, his home turf in Idukki, as UDF nominee, his son-in-law Dr Joseph was defeated in Kothamangalam constituency because the candidate of Twenty20, a corporate-backed political celebration.

Congress leaders KMuraleedharan, MP and Padmaja Venugopal, youngsters of formerChief Minister late Okay Karunakaran had been defeated inNemomand Thrissur respectively.

Children of former ministers and MLAs from the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF and opposition Congress-led UDF had examined the electoral waters in over 20 of the 140 seats within the April 6 Assembly polls.