Jose K. Mani

Jose K. Mani (born 29 May 1965) is an Indian politician and a former Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha and Loksabha from Kerala. He is the son of veteran politician K. M. Mani.[1] He currently leads Kerala Congress (M).[2]

Jose K. Mani
Jose K. Mani, MP.jpg
MP of Rajya Sabha for Kerala
In office
14 June 2018 (2018-06-14) – 15 October 2020 (2020-10-15)
Preceded byJoy Abraham
MP of Lok Sabha for Kottayam
In office
31 May 2009 (2009-05-31) – 14 June 2018 (2018-06-14)
Preceded byK. Suresh Kurup
Succeeded byThomas Chazhikadan
Personal details
Jose Karingozhackal Mani

(1965-05-29) 29 May 1965 (age 55)
Political partyKerala Congress (M)
Jose K. Mani Faction
(14 October 2020 (2020-10-14))
Nisha Jose
(m. 1994)
ResidenceKaringozhackal House, P.O.-Vellapad, Pala, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Alma mater

Early lifeEdit

Jose K. Mani was born to K. M. Mani and Kuttiyama on 29 May 1965 in Pala, Kerala. Jose did his schooling at Montfort School, Yercaud. He attended Loyola College, Chennai for his undergraduate degree and then graduated with a M.B.A from PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.

Political careerEdit

He unsuccessfully contested in the parliament election in 2004.[3] He lost to P C Thomas in Muvattupuzha constituency. In 2007, he was elected general-secretary of the Kerala Congress.[1] He won the 2009 Lok Sabha election from the Kottayam constituency, by a margin of more than 70,000 votes over K. Suresh Kurup of CPI(M). He was re-elected in 2014 with a winning margin of 120,599 over Mathew T. Thomas of JD(S).

Jose was a Member of the Lok Sabha Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture for the 15th Lok Sabha. He is the Chairman of Centre for Reform and Research, a youth empowerment society. He is also the President of Vikasana Sena, a youth association associated with Prateeksha Rotary Centre for Mentally Challenged Children.[4]

Expelled from UDFEdit

As of 8 September 2020, his faction of Kerala Congress (M), is considered to be "technically expelled" by UDF opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Kerala News : Jose K. Mani elected general secretary". The Hindu. 29 September 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ Reporter, Staff (4 July 2020). "Mani rules out further talks with UDF". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Candidate Statistics Jose K Mani: Indian General Elections – Lok Sabha Elections". CNN-IBN. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Jose K Mani faction deceived UDF, alleges Chennithala". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 14 September 2020.

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Preceded by
K. Suresh Kurup
Member of Parliament from Kottayam
2009 – 2018