Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s Daughter Veena To Marry CPM Youth Leader Muhammad RiyazPic Courtesy: The Week

T. Veena, daughter of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is set to enter wedlock with Muhammad Riyas, the national president of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of CPM, Mathrubhumi reported.

The couple will get married in a low-key wedding ceremony to be held on June 15 in the presence of their close friends and relatives.

Veena was recently in the eye of a storm after opposition Congress alleged that she had close ties to the management of a US company Sprinklr that won a deal from CPM government to record data of Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients.

After working in IT sector for a close to a decade, Veena turned in to an entrepreneur. She started Exalogic, a Bengaluru-based firm in Bengaluru with claims to expertise in mobility and cloud solutions.

Last month, a senior Congress leader P T Thomas had alleged that the sudden disappearance of the website Exalogic Solutions, owned by Veena could be traced to the Kerala government deal with the Sprinklr.

Muhammad Riyas, who is the son of a retired IPS Officer P. M. Abdul Khader, was appointed DYFI’s president in February 2017. He has been a prominent youth activist associated with the Marxist party

Riyas was a surprise choice as the CPM candidate for Kozhikode Lok Sabha seat in 2009 elections but suffered a narrow loss to UDF’s MK Raghavan by a margin of about 800 votes.

Riyas was in the forefront of ‘beef cooking’ protests against draft regulation proposed by NDA government’s draft decision to regulate the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets to ensure adherence to safety and hygience practices. Riyas frequently represents CPM in Malayalam TV channels.

Veena was earlier married to Suneesh, an advocate in Thiruvananthapuram. They have a 10-year old son Ishaan.

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