A landmark in Kerala’s political history – The first Muslim Chief Minister of the State is on his way

In Kerala, the stage has been set for the anointment of Mohammed Riyaz, the All India President of DYFI, the militant youth brigade of the CPI(M)

In Kerala, the stage has been set for the anointment of Mohammed Riyaz, the All India President of DYFI, the militant youth brigade of the CPI(M)
In Kerala, the stage has been set for the anointment of Mohammed Riyaz, the All India President of DYFI, the militant youth brigade of the CPI(M)

Monday, June 15, 2020, has turned out to be a landmark day in Kerala’s political history. The stage has been set for the anointment of 44-year-old Mohammed Riyaz, the All India President of the Democratic Youth Front of India (DYFI), the militant youth brigade of the CPI(M), as the first Muslim chief minister of the State. (Though C H Mohammed Koya, leader of the Muslim League was sworn in as chief minister of the State on October 12, 1979, he could not complete even fifty days in his chair!). But Mohammed Riyaz is here to stay as he would soon be elevated to the Central Committee as well as the elite Polit Bureau of the CPI(M).

The foundation stone for the process began on Monday as Riyaz married T Veena, the daughter of incumbent Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and that too in the presence of Mohammed Hashim, the prime accused in the murder of Ottappilavu Suresh Kumar, an activist of the RSS. Hashim who was serving life-term in Central Jail at Thiruvananthapuram was out on parole after his sentence was upheld by the Kerala High Court.

Nandakumar, Editor, Crime, a politico-crime weekly who had filed cases against Vijayan for alleged irregularities in the contract signed between the Kerala Government and the SNC Lavlin Case, a Canadian company

Interestingly, the Chief Minister’s family had announced earlier that the marriage would be a close family affair and only close relations of the bride and the groom would be allowed for the function which was held at Cliff House, the official bungalow of Pinarayi Vijayan.
Chief Minister Vijayan himself was a prime accused in the murder of Vaadikkal Ramakrishnan, RSS worker and he was saved from imprisonment because no one was willing to come to the court and give evidence against him[1].

The presence of Hashim created a major controversy as Sandeep Warrier, BJP’s upcoming leader, questioned the propriety of murder accused serving a life term in jail entering the Chief Minister’s official residence and playing the role of a host[2].

Nandakumar, Editor, Crime, a politico-crime weekly who had filed cases against Vijayan for alleged irregularities in the contract signed between the Kerala Government and the SNC Lavlin Case, a Canadian company, said in a social media posting that Riyaz has all the evidence linking Vijayan to the SNC Lavlin which made the CPI(M) leader richer by few million dollars.

“This is a marriage of blackmailing. Riyaz had told Vijayan to be ready to go to jail if the latter does not allow the marriage to take place,” Nandakumar had said in a post he made in the social media.

As reported in PGurus earlier, this is the second marriage for both the bride and groom[3]. What was whispered in the corridors of power in Kerala that it is the Muslims who rule the state, will become a reality with this union. Mohammed Koya, Mohammed Aaya!

References:

[1] Pinarayi Vijayan, the prime accused in Kerala’s first political murder?Oct 16, 2017, PGurus.com

[2] Sandeep Warrier DB post on Veena Mohammad Riyaz marriageJun 15, 2020, Janmabhumi

[3] Kerala’s cultural leaders stink with sleazy newsJun 13, 2020, PGurus.com

Team PGurus

4 COMMENTS

  1. Shri Aiyer is requested to read the article in full before reaching conclusions and sitting on judgment. The entire news is checked, double checked and scanned for possible factual errors before it was published. Your observation on first Moslem chief minister of Kerala is given in detail in the article. The name you mentioned is C Mohammed Koya. The name which have given is C H Mohammed Koya. Sir, please read the article with attention and you will come to know that there are no mistakes in it.

  2. Like India’s leading politicians, whether Modi and gang or Rahul Gandhi and gang or Momoto and gang or Pinray Vijayan and gang, PGurus seems to be unaware of History and facts beyond an immediate political agenda. The first Moslem Chief Minister of Kerala was C. Mohamad Koya (october-December 1979). The first elected Communist official in India was Chittarajan Das, Mayor of Calcutta, well before 1947. Secular India has NOT had a single PRACTISING Brahmana elected official ever.

    • The Marriage of Riyas to Veena signals the official beginning of Islsmo-Marxist nexus in Kerala. It is, needless to say, a dangerous combination bringing together extremists and radicals from both the formations. Remains to be seen if Riyas will actually rise in state politics given the resentment against him within his own party and the public. Something larger is afoot. A likely replacement to the ageing Yechuri perhaps. Liked the author’s sense of irony!

    • Re your observation regarding a practising Brahmana, etc. Not a problem. Rahul (I am a Brahmana) Gandhi will be seen shortly on instagram saying, “yajnopavItaM paramaM pavitraM …”

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