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CPI censures woman MLA over daughter's 'extravagant' wedding

Press Trust of India  |  Thrissur 

The unit of the today chastised its MLA, Geetha Gopi, for her daughter's "extravagant" marriage ceremony, which has caused an embarrassment to the party.

Censuring the Nattika MLA, the district executive here said the action was taken as the "ostentatious" marriage had dented the image of the party.

"She (Gopi) has failed to understand that communist leaders should be role models for everyone and they are under the watchful eyes of the society," district secretary K K Valsaraj said.

Photographs of the marriage, which took place recently at the temple town of Guruvayoor here, had gone viral showing the bride "decked" in gold ornaments.

After it triggered a row, the CPI state leadership asked the party's district council to seek an explanation from the legislator in this regard.

Gopi is a two-time CPI from Nattika in Thrissur district.

The party is the second largest partner in the CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front in

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 21:13 IST