Ahead of the Kerala Assembly elections, more celebrities are joining Twenty20 Kizhakkambalam. Varghese George, the eldest son-in-law of former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, has joined the party today. He will serve as the General Secretary of the fellowship, Youth Coordinator and a member of the Advisory Board.
Apart from that actor-cum-director Lal and his son-in-law Allan Antony too joined the party. Allan said that the organisation's vision about public service and development attracted him towards Twenty20. He will serve as the president of the Twenty20's Youth Wing. Allan Antony works as the captain of a private airline.
During the event, Kochouseph Chittilappily welcomed the newly joined. Varghese said that he had never been a part of any of the political party, but the activities of Twenty20 attracted him. Varghese George is the husband of Maria Oommen, daughter of Oommen Chandy. He said that he will resign from the CEO post of a Dubai-based company to join the party. Varghese further said that he was a member of a communist party. However, he wanted to create a big change in Kerala's political parties.
Earlier, actor Sreenivasan, director Siddique and Managing Director of V-Guard Industries Kochouseph Chittilappily had joined the political party, Twenty20 headed by a private firm. In 2013, Twenty20 was established by the welfare arm of the Kitex group using its Corporate Social Responsibility funds.
In the just concluded local body polls, the party took the Kizhakkambalam model to Kunnathunadu, Aikkaranadu, Mazhuvanoor, and Vengola panchayats. They won an easy majority in Mazhuvanoor — winning 13 out of 19 seats — and in Kunnathunadu — winning 11 out of 18 seats. In Vengola, they won 6 out of 20 seats, which is still not a small feat since most of these have been under the local political groups for decades.