Kerala Congress (M)
Kerala Congress (M) is a state-level political party in the Indian state of Kerala. It was formed in 1979, after a split from the Kerala Congress. Its founder is K. M. Mani.The chairman post is currently in dispute. Its current chairman is P J Joseph.
|Leader||C. F. Thomas|
|Parliamentary Chairperson||P J Joseph|
|Lok Sabha leader||Thomas Chazhikadan|
|Rajya Sabha leader||Jose K. Mani|
|Founder||K. M. Mani|
|Split from||Kerala Congress|
|Headquarters||State Committee Office, Near Fire Station, Kottayam, India.|
|Student wing||Kerala Students Congress (M)|
|Youth wing||Kerala Youth Front (M)|
|Women's wing||Kerala Vanitha Congress (M)|
|Labour wing||Kerala Trade Union Congress (M)|
|Colours||White and Red|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|Alliance||United Progressive Alliance, United Democratic Front (Kerala)|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
1 / 543
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
1 / 245
|Seats in Kerala Legislative Assembly|
5 / 140
The party has five MLA in the Kerala Legislative Assembly and two MP; Jose K. Mani (Rajya Sabha) and Thomas Chazhikadan (Lok Sabha). It is one of the main party in UDF.It is also part in UPA (National level ).. This party was a part of many UDF led Governments. Its founder K. M. Mani was the MLA of Pala (State Assembly constituency) from 1965 to 2019 without a break and the only person who was elected to Pala (State Assembly constituency) till 2019 after the formation of the constituency
Kerala Congress (M) was formed in 1979 after a split with the parent some Kerala Congress party. Just before the general election held on 2011, Kerala Congress fraction of P. J. Joseph merged with KC(M). The earlier Kerala Congress (Secular), which split from P. J. Joseph group and was led by Eapen Varghese, merged with KC(M).
On 30 April 2010, another Kerala Congress faction led by P. J. Joseph, which was a constituent of Left Democratic Front (LDF), decided to break away and join the KC(M) to form a single united Kerala Congress. It split again and some leaders including Francis George, Dr. K. C. Joseph, Antony Raju, P. C. Joseph resigned from Kerala Congress (M) and started talking with LDF.
For the Kerala Assembly election, the united groups would be contesting under the banner and symbol of Kerala Congress (M), as directed by the Election Commission. The name Kerala Congress and its bicycle symbol have been claimed by the united group.
|K. M. Mani||Minister for Finance, State Treasury, Taxes & Duties, Law and Housing (May 2011-November 2015)|
|P. J. Joseph||Minister for Water Resources, Irrigation and Inland Navigation|
|Thomas Unniyadan||Chief Whip (June-November 2015)|
|K. M. Mani||Minister for Law & Revenue|
|C. F. Thomas||Minister for Rural Development|
|K. M. Mani||Minister for Law & Revenue|
|Narayana Kurup||Deputy Speaker|
The following are the main leaders of the party:
Jose K Mani FactionEdit
Jose K Mani faction has been expelled from UDF on June 29, 2020
- Jose K. Mani
- Monce Joseph
- T U Kuruvila
- Joy Abraham
- Thomas Unniyadan
- N. Jayaraj
- Thomas Chazhikadan
- Roshy Augustine
- Joseph M. Puthussery
- Arakkal Balakrishna Pillai
- Kottarakkara Ponnachen
- Stephen George
- P. M. Mathew
- Adv.Varghese Mammen
- E J Agasthi
- Saji Manjakadambil
- Job Micheal
- Adv.Mohammed Iqbal
- Tom Jose Pulikunnel
- P. T. Jose
- Alex Kozhimala
- Benny Kakkad
- Jacob Thomas Arikupuram
- Elizabeth Mammen Mathai
- Alex Vattakunnel
- K. A. Antony
- M. S. Jose
- V. K. Joseph
PJ Joseph FactionEdit
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