Kerala Congress (M)

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Kerala Congress (M)
Leader K. M. Mani
Lok Sabha leader Jose K Mani MP
Rajya Sabha leader Joy Abraham MP
Founded 1979
Split from Kerala Congress
Merged into Kerala Congress [1]
Headquarters State Committee Office, Near Fire Station, Kottayam (India).[2]
Newspaper Prathichaya weekly
Student wing Kerala Students Congress(M)
Youth wing Kerala Youth Front (M)
Labour wing KTUC(M)
Ideology Toiling Class Theory
Colours Half white and half red
ECI Status State Party[3]
Alliance United Democratic Front
Seats in Lok Sabha 1
Seats in Rajya Sabha 1
Election symbol
Two Leaves[2]
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Kerala Congress (M) is a recognized state level Indian political party in Kerala. It was formed in 1979, through a split from the Kerala Congress. Its leader and chairman is K. M. Mani, the minister for finance,law and housing,Government of Kerala. Its working chairman is P J Joseph. As of 2011, the party has 9 MLAs in the State Legislative Assembly, two members in Parliament (Jose K Mani)(lok sabha) and Joy Abraham(Rajya sabha) and an alliance member of the United Democratic Front(in kerala) and United Progressive Alliance (In central)

On April 30, 2010 another Kerala Congress faction led by P. J. Joseph, which was a constituent of Left Democratic Front decided to leave LDF and merge with KC(M) to form a single united Kerala Congress.

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 symbol bicycle which have been claimed by the united group have been temporarily frozen.

2011

Minister Ministry
K. M. Mani Minister for Finance, State Treasury, Taxes & Duties, Law and Housing
P.J. Joseph Minister for Water Resources, Irrigation and Inland Navigation

2001

Minister Ministry
K. M. Mani Minister for Revenue
C. F. Thomas Minister for Rural Development

History[edit]

Kerala Congress (M) was formed in 1979 after a split with the parent Kerala congress party. Just before the general election held on 2011 Kerala Congress fraction of P.J Joseph merged with KC(M). Earlier Kerala Congress(Secular) which was split earlier from P.J Joseph group and led by P.C. George merged with KC(M).

Kerala Congress parties[edit]

  1. Kerala Congress (M) led by K. M. Mani
  2. Kerala Congress (B) led by R. Balakrishna Pillai
  3. Kerala Congress (Jacob) led by Johnny Nellore
  4. Kerala Congress (Anti-merger Group) led by P. C. Thomas

References[edit]

  1. ^ eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/KCOrder_24032011.pdf
  2. ^ a b http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/OrdersNotifications/Symbols_Notification17.09.2010.pdf
  3. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013". India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.