- Major victory of left front in Kerala assembly election results
- Father-in-law CM and MLA son-in-law will sit in the assembly for the first time
- CM P Vijayan’s son-in-law Mohammad Riaz also won the election
- Riyaz was married to CM’s daughter Veena on 15 June 2020
Assembly election results in Kerala have arrived. An interesting scene is taking place in the Assembly amidst the fierce demonstrations by the Left parties. The father-in-law and son-in-law will sit together in the assembly for the first time. In this way a new chapter in the history
The 77-year-old father-in-law is none other than Chief Minister P. Vijayan, while the son-in-law is PA Mohammad Riaz, her daughter’s husband. He is the national president of the Democratic Youth Federation (DYFI). Riyaz is the husband of Vijayan’s daughter Veena and the two got married on 15 June 2020 at Clef House, the chief minister’s official residence.
Beypore and Dharmadam won from the seat
Vijayan won from Dharmadam seat in Kannur district by an end of 50,000 votes, while 44-year-old Riaz was elected from the Left party stronghold Beypore in Kozhikode district. There is a history of elected sons and daughters of political parties to the Legislative Assembly, but this is the first time that both father-in-law and son-in-law have been elected to the Legislative Assembly.
Riyaz contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from Kozhikode, but lost. In the Assembly elections held on April 6, the children of many leaders tried their luck but many had to face defeat.
Which party has so many seats
Left party partner Kerala Congress (M) chief Jose K Mani and her sister’s husband MP Joseph contested as a UDF candidate but both lost to Pala and Trikkipur. Kerala Congress President PJ Joseph Thodupuzha won from the seat while his son-in-law Dr Joseph Kothamangalam lost the seat.
The relatives of the ruling CPM-led LDF and the Congress-led UDF’s former ministers and legislators tried their luck from 20 seats in the April 6 assembly election. The counting of votes took place on May 2. In the 140-member Kerala Assembly, the CPI has got 17 seats, CPI (M) 62, IUML 15, Congress 21 and others 25 seats.
Mohammad Riaz and P Vijayan