Kerala Congress (Jacob)
|Kerala Congress (Jacob)|
|Headquarters||Central Committee Office, T.B Road, Kottayam, Kerala|
|Ideology||Secular Socialist Democratic|
|Alliance||United Democratic Front|
Kerala Congress (Jacob) is a registered regional political party in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a faction of Kerala Congress founded by the former minister the late T. M. Jacob who has held portfolios like Education, Irrigation, Culture and Civil Supplies in the Kerala Legislative Assembly. After T.M Jacob's death in 2011, the party is being led by Johnny Nellore ex MLA 
About Party Leader T.M Jacob 
T.M Jacob rose to prominence as a student leader, growing through the ranks of Kerala Students Congress, the students wing of the then United Kerala Congress. His leadership skills helped him to become the youngest MLA in the state of Kerala at the age of 26. In 1982 at the age of 32, he became the Education Minister of the state. In his political career spanning 34 years, he has held ministerial portfolios like Education, Culture, Irrigation & Water, Food & Civil Supples etc.
Kerala Congress (Jacob) faction was born in 1993 when T. M. Jacob with his supporting MLAs - Johnny Nellore, Mathew Stephen and P. M. Mathew decided to split from the Kerala Congress (M) party led by former Minister K. M. Mani following difference of opinion. P. M. Mathew and Mathew Stephen later returned to their former party, Kerala Congress (M). Kerala Congress (Jacob) has its strongholds in the eastern part of Ernakulam district like Piravom & Kuthattukulam and in certain areas of Kannur, Alapuzha, Kollam and Trivandrum districts.
History of Kerala Congress (Jacob) 
From its inception in December 12, 1993 Kerala Congress (jacob) had been an alliance member of the Indian National Congress led UDF. In 2005 KC(Jacob)left UDF following differences with the new Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and dissolved into the then newly formed Democratic Indira Congress (Karunakaran) party led by former Chief Minister K. Karunakaran.
In 2006 assembly elections, DIC(Karunakaran) entered into an election understanding with UDF and contested the polls; though the party was widely expected to forge an alliance with LDF.
However both T.M Jacob and Johnny Nellore of erst-while Kerala Congress Jacob, contesting in the new banner of DIC(Karunakaran), lost the elections from Piravom and Muvattupuzha constituencies respectively.
In 2006 September, following differences with the party President K. Muraleedharan, son of K. Karunakaran, T. M. Jacob and his supporters split from DIC and revived the Kerala Congress (Jacob) party. They were welcomed back by the Congress led UDF after a period of hesitation.
In 2011 Kerala Legislative Assembly elections, T.M Jacob reclaimed his MLA status from Piravom defeating M.J Jacob of LDF. However party's other candidate Johhny Nellore lost the elections from Angamaly constituency against Jose Thettayil of LDF. T.M Jacob became a minister in the newly elected UDF Ministry led by Oommen Chandy, handling the Food & Civil Supplies portfolio.
Minister T.M Jacob died on October 30, 2011. Following his demise, son Anoop Jacob, State President of Kerala Youth Front (jacob) was nominated by the party and UDF to contest from the Piravom assembly seat, earlier represented by his father. Anoop Jacob won the by-election by a margin of 12070 votes,defeating M.J Jacob of LDF. The results were out on 21 March 2012. UDF has announced that Anoop will be made a Cabinet Minister. 
Kerala Assembly elections 
The following are the constituencies KC(Jacob) contested as part of United Democratic Front in 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 Kerala Assembly elections and 2012 by-election.
Piravom - T M Jacob (Won)
Moovatupuzha - Johnny Nellore (Won)
Kadathuruthy - P M Mathew (Lost)
Peerimedu - Mathew Stephen (Lost)
State committee Leaders 
Vice Chairman: George Kunnappuzha
Vice Chairman: Vakkanad Radhakrishnan
General Secretary: C. Mohanan Pillai
General Secretary: K.A Philip
General Secretary: Shanthamma Thomas
General Secretary: Biju Mattapally
General Secretary: Prof. Johnny Sebastian
General Secretary: M Bava
General Secretary: George Joseph
General Secretary: K G Purushothaman
Treasurer: Wilson Paulose
Kerala Government 
Anoop Jacob - Minister for Food and Civil Supplies,Consumer Affairs and Registration
Following are the party nominees to head various boards and corporations under the State Government's control.
Johnny Nellore Ex-MLA - Chairman, Pharmaceutical Corporation Kerala Ltd (Oushadhi)
Prof. Oommen Mathew Ex-MLA - Chairman, State Farming Corporation of Kerala Ltd (SFCK)
Vakkanad Radhakrishnan - Chairman, Quilon Co-operative Spinning Mills Ltd
Feeder organisations 
Kerala Congress (Jacob) has the following feeder organisations:
- Students Wing - Kerala Students Congress (Jacob) or KSC (Jacob), State President - Paul Mathew
- Youth Wing : Kerala Youth Front (Jacob) or KYF (Jacob), State President - Anoop Jacob
- Women's Wing : Kerala Women's Congress (Jacob)or KWC (Jacob), State President - Jessy Peter
- Trade Union : Kerala Trade Union Congress (Jacob) or KTUC (Jacob), State President- Ezhukone Sathyan
- Farmer's Union : Kerala Karshaka Union (Jacob) or KKU (Jacob), State President- Kulakada Raju
- "Kerala Congress (Jacob) to launch agitation against price rise". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
- "T.M. Jacob to sit on Opposition benches". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2005-05-21. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
- Mathew, Roy (21 March 2012). "UDF candidate wins Piravom bypoll in Kerala". The Hindu (Chennai, India).