Kerala CM Pinarayi’s daughter Veena and DYFI leader Muhammad Riyas to get married

South India

According to reports, the two will tie the knots at a simple function in the Kerala capital of Thiruvananthapuram on June 15

Kerala is set to witness a high profile marriage in the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) family next week.

The couple tying knot is Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s daughter Veena and national president of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the party. According to reports the two will exchange the marriage vows at a simple function in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram on June 15.

This is the second marriage for both Veena and Riyas. The 44-year-old Muhammad Riyas started his political career with the Students Federation of India (SFI) and climbed up the rungs through DYFI. He had unsuccessfully contested against UDF's M K Raghavan from Kozhikode parliament constituency in 2009.

The son of retired IPS officer P M Abdul Khadar, Riyas is the familiar face of the left in primetime TV discussions, strongly articulating the CPM stance, said a New Indian Express report. A law graduate, he had begun at the grassroots level and gradually worked his way up the ladder.

His marriage to Dr Sameeha Saithalavi, a former syndicate member of Calicut University, happened in 2002. The couple separated in 2015 and they have two sons aged 10 and 13.

Veena, who had worked with Oracle and then was the CEO of RP Techsoft, started a company called Exalogic 6 years ago. Based out of Bengaluru, the company was recently dragged into the Sprinklr controversy by the Congress.

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