Kerala Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala's son got engaged on a Hartal day called by his own party against rising fuel prices. The engagement of Ramesh Chennithala's son Rohit and industrialist Bhasi's daughter Sreeja was held at Hotel Avenue Regent Kochi. Rohit is a doctor at Amrita Institute of Medical Science and Sreeja is pursuing medicine in the US.
Ramesh Chennithala led the party’s protest by riding a bullock cart in the morning and soon after the protest, he had to hurry to attend the engagement at a private hotel in the city, riding pillion on a colleague’s scooter. According to Chennithala, the engagement between son Rohith and Vytilla-resident Sreeja was decided earlier and it could not be postponed.