With All India President of DYFI, Mohd Riyas getting married to Veena Vijayan, daughter of Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan on 15th June 2020, it is expected that the relationship between Islamic Extremists and CPI (M) and it’s associated organisations including DYFI would be much more stronger. There had been various instances in the past that Congress, IUML & BJP workers were attacked and hacked to death by CPM workers involving Islamic Extremists in Kerala. There had been always eyebrows raised by various people in the past that Islamic extremists have infiltrated CPI (M). Investigation is also currently underway by National Investigation Agency where Islamists within CPI (M) were found to have links with Maoists carrying out anti-national activity. Muslims in Kerala have been generally aligning with Congress party in the past, however with the ongoing Muslim appeasement by Pinarayi Vijayan’s government and with this new development of his son in law from Muslim community, CPI (M) is expected to garner more Muslim votes in Kerala and continue to be in power as Chief Minister in the upcoming assembly elections during May 2021. Whether this alliance would turn out to be good, remains to be seen.
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