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Sons, Sons-in-law, Relatives of Politicians Throw Their Hat in Poll Ring in Kerala

Sons, Sons-in-law, Relatives of Politicians Throw Their Hat in Poll Ring in Kerala

A plethora of politicians’ relatives–including sons, daughters and sons- in-law, are in the fray for the April 6 Assembly polls in Kerala, hoping to cash in on their legacy to woo voters.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s son-in-law P A Mohammed Riyas, the national president of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), is making his debut in the Assembly polls from Beypore, while Congress leader K Muraleedharan, MP and Padmaja Venugopal, children of former Chief Minister late K Karunakaran have been fielded from Nemom and Thrissur respectively.

Vijayan is seeking re-election from Dharmadam in Kannur. In over 20 of the 140 seats, children of former ministers and MLAs from the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF and Opposition Congress-led UDF are testing the electoral waters this time even as several aspirants were allegedly cold shouldered.

According to J Prabhash, political analyst, when there is no politics in politics, kith and kin, businessmen and independents matter. Political parties claim public acceptability of these candidates when they field such candidates. This means their partymen are not acceptable.

News Source : News 18

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