Kerala CPI (M) secretary Pinarayi Vijayan went by the party rule book by conducting a simple ceremony for his son's marriage here Saturday which was attended by a galaxy of political leaders and film stars.
Those who attended the ceremony included Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, his cabinet colleagues, Opposition leader Oommen Chandy, KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala, former CPI-M leaders K R Gowri Amma, M V Raghavan, Union Ministers E Ahmed, Mullappally Ramachandran and SNDP leader Vellappally Nateshan.
Films stars included Mammootty, Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi, and Oscar winner Resul Pookutty.
The marriage was over in a few minutes with Vijayan's son Vivek Kiran exchanging garlands with the bride.
There was no feast and the dignitaries were served only 'Payasam' (a sweet delicacy).
Vijayan had abided by the CPI-M leadership's resolve barring party men from hosting lavish functions.
There were traffic snarls as hundreds of people thronged the area.