In April 2010 the Kerala Congress (M) and Kerala Congress led by P. J. Joseph decided to merge. But P. C. Thomas opposed the merger. Both P. J. Joseph and P. C. Thomas claimed the party symbol of a bicycle and the party name of Kerala Congress. Registration of Kerala Congress has been frozen by the Election Commission. The case is under review. The P.C. Thomas faction is known as the Kerala Congress (Anti-merger Group) with a chair for its symbol.