Kerala Congress (M)

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Kerala Congress (M)
Abbreviation KC(M)
Leader K. M. Mani
Chairperson K. M. Mani
Parliamentary Chairperson P. J. Joseph
Lok Sabha leader Jose K. Mani MP
Rajya Sabha leader Joy Abraham MP
Founded 1979
Split from Kerala Congress
Headquarters State Committee Office, Near Fire Station, Kottayam, India.[1]
Newspaper Prathichaya weekly
Student wing Kerala Students Congress(M)
Youth wing Kerala Youth Front (M)
Women's wing kerala vanitha congress(M)
Labour wing KTUC(M)
Ideology Toiling Class Theory
Colours White and Red
ECI Status State Party[2]
Alliance United Progressive Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
1 / 245
Election symbol
[1]
Tomb of K. M. George, founder of Kerala Congress, at Holy Magi Syro-Malabar Church, Muvattupuzha.

Kerala Congress (M) is a recognized state level Indian political party in Kerala. It was formed in 1979, after splitting from the Kerala Congress. Its leader and chairman is K. M. Mani. Its working chairman is P. J. Joseph. Its Deputy chairman is C.F. Thomas.

As of 2016, the party has 6 MLAs in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, two members in Parliament Jose K. Mani, Lok Sabha and Joy Abraham, Rajya Sabha. An alliance member of the United Democratic Front(in Kerala) and United Progressive Alliance (Nationally).

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. Now it has split again and some of the general secretaries of Kerala Congress (M) have resigned and gone with LDF. Leaders like Francis George,Dr. K C Joseph, Antony Raju, P C Joseph and others have 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 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 (May 2011-November 2015)
P. J. Joseph Minister for Water Resources, Irrigation and Inland Navigation
P. C. George Chief Wip (May 2011-June 2015)
Thomas Unniyadan Chief Wip (June-November 2015)

2001

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

1996

Minister Ministry
K. M. Mani Minister for Law & Revenue
Narayana Kurup Deputy Speaker

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 Eapen Varghese merged with KC(M).

References[edit]

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