Comrade's church wedding miffs party colleagues

Comrade's church wedding miffs party colleagues
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Thodupuzha: A CPM officer-bearer's decision to get married in a church after a 'party wedding' about 27 years ago has raised a few eyebrows among party workers.

K L Joseph, CPM Idukki district committee member and Moolamattam area secretary, got married at the Kulamavu St. Mary's Church on Saturday to his spouse, who is an anganwadi teacher.

Joseph, his wife Jayasree, and their sons Nibin and Nidhin were baptized before the nuptial in the Christian way. The wedding was solemnised by Father Thomas Paruthippara of St. Mary's Church at Kaliyar.

Pala diocese gave special permission for the wedding of Joseph, who is a right-hand man of Kerala Power Minister M M Mani.

Twenty-seven years ago, the CPM took the lead for the marriage of Joseph and Jayasree, and most of the then prominent district party leaders had attended the function.

A section of party workers has shot off a letter to the CPM's district leadership stating that the latest religious wedding of Joseph should be taken seriously, and the practice of leaders adhering to religious practices would create confusion among party workers.