Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 9 : Ms Veena Tayikkandiyil, daughter of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is set to enter wedlock with Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) national president PA Muhammad Riyas on June 15. Muhammad Riyas, son of retired IPS officer PM Abdul Khader, has been the President of the DYFI since 2017.
He also contested the Lok Sabha election from Kozhikode constituency in 2009 and was defeated by MK Raghavan of the Congress by a wafer-thin margin, according to various sources here on Tuesday. Only close relatives are expected to attend the marriage which would be a simple ceremony. Both were divorced earlier.
Riyas began his political life with the Students Federation of India (SFI). Veena, an IT professional based in Bengaluru, runs her start-up venture, Exalogic Solutions. Recently, Opposition parties in Kerala dragged her name into the Sprinklr data transaction controversy. However, the Opposition failed to prove the allegation. (UNI)