Kerala businessman’s daughter’s engagement to be star-studded affair

Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) Several movie stars as well as Kerala and Tamil Nadu ministers are likely to attend the engagement of Congress legislator Adoor Prakash’s son with businessman Biju Ramesh’s daughter here on Thursday.

Informed sources said that apart from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his predecessor Oommen Chandy is also expected at the event.

Ramesh, who owns nine bar hotels here, hogged the limelight after he accused the then Finance Minister K.M. Mani of accepting bribe to open bars closed by the Oommen Chandy-led United Democratic Front government as per their 2014 liquor policy.

Ramesh also levelled similar allegations against Congress ministers K. Babu, Ramesh Chennithala and V.S. Sivakumar. Mani finally quit last year.

The UDF had then alleged that Ramesh was being used as a political tool by the Communist Party of India-Marxist, then in the opposition, and that they had conspired to bring down the Chandy government.

Prakash, a former Revenue Minister, has invited all his former colleagues in the Chandy cabinet for the engagement ceremony.

Ramesh personally went to Chandy’s house to extend an invite to him, an aide of the former Congress Chief Minister told IANS.

Ramesh contested the Thiruvananthapuram assembly seat on an AIADMK ticket this year but, notwithstanding a high-profile campaign, lost his security deposit.

–IANS

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