It’s known that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has chosen his son-in-law PA Mohammaed Riyaz for the Public Works Department. Critics are lashing out at the CPM leader for not only promoting political nepotism but also rewarding his family member with a “lucrative” Ministry.
“Paise Wala Department (PWD) for the son-in-law. Very novel way of dowry,” wrote Ajit Datta, a social media user. Similar posts have been made by several critics of the government and the culture of nepotism.
That said, there are also those who are admiring the rise of Mohammed Riyaz. The chief of the Democratic Youth Federation of India comes from a humble background. A son of a police officer, he has made it big in the world of politics.
Meanwhile, Veena George has been made the Health Minister. She has filled in the shoes of KK Shailaja.