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Kerala Congress

Kerala Congress (M) is a regional political party in the state of Kerala in India.

This party mainly focuses on some special group of society such as working class populations, farmers and peasants of the state. The party adopted the political principles of Secular Democracy and Toiling Class Theory.

It can be said that the Kerala Congress (M) brings together non-communal forces, but fights for the human rights and civil liberties of the 'toiling classes' in Kerala, such as the farmers, agricultural peasants and employee group. The Kerala Congress (M) slants towards redressing the miserable conditions of the working-class of the state and party makes extreme efforts to shield their interests. ....
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Kerala Congress News

Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special)

Posted On : Apr 18,2019,    11:00 pm
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for itself on at least four seats -- Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Kasargod. View More..

Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special)

Posted On : Apr 18,2019,    8:20 pm
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for itself on at least four seats -- Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Kasargod. View More..

For whom the 'political' bell tolls as campaign gets into top gear in Kerala (News Analysis)

Posted On : Apr 17,2019,    12:24 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) With just a week to go for the polls, the three political fronts are sweating it out but also exhibiting supreme confidence that this time, it will be different in Kerala. View More..

Kerala bids tearful farewell to K.M. Mani

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    6:56 pm
Pala (Kerala), April 11 (IANS) A large number of people with teary eyes on Thursday bid farewell to veteran politician and Kerala Congress-Mani Chairman, K.M. Mani, who passed away in Kochi on Tuesday. View More..

What next for Kerala Congress (Mani) without its chieftain? (News Analysis)

Posted On : Apr 10,2019,    7:28 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) With the last word on the Kerala Congress (Mani) -K.M. Mani - bowing out after being at the helm of all the political upheavals he and his party faced in more than half a century, the question on everyone's lips is: What's next for his party. View More..

P.C. George's Kerala Janapaksham Secular joins NDA

Posted On : Apr 10,2019,    6:40 pm
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), April 10 (IANS) Seven-time legislator P.C. George's Kerala Janapaksham Secular on Wednesday became the newest constituent of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in Kerala. View More..

Thousands turn up to bid final adieu to K.M. Mani

Posted On : Apr 10,2019,    12:06 pm
Kochi, April 10 (IANS) Thousands gathered here on Wednesday to bid their final goodbyes to veteran politician and Kerala Congress-Mani Chairman, K.M. Mani, who passed away in Kochi on Tuesday evening. View More..

Manmohan Singh pays tribute to K.M. Mani

Posted On : Apr 09,2019,    10:12 pm
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh paid tribute to veteran politician and Kerala Congress-Mani Chairman K.M. Mani, who passed away in Kochi on Tuesday. View More..

Veteran Kerala politician K.M. Mani dead

Posted On : Apr 09,2019,    7:00 pm
Kochi, April 9 (IANS) Veteran politician and Kerala Congress-Mani Chairman K.M. Mani, who never lost an Assembly election since 1967, passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday. View More..

Party hoppers before Lok Sabha polls

Posted On : Apr 07,2019,    12:24 am
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Before the Lok Sabha elections, a number of politicians switched parties hoping better prospects. IANS compiles a list of the prominent leaders who switched allegiance in the run-up to the elections. View More..

Modi to address two election rallies in Kerala

Posted On : Apr 04,2019,    2:14 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two election rallies on April 12 in Kerala -- one in Kozhikode and another in Thiruvananthapuram. View More..

Natesan must quit as SNDP Yogam head: Sudheeran

Posted On : Mar 29,2019,    5:38 pm
Alappuzha (Kerala), March 29 (IANS) Senior Congress leader V.M. Sudheeran on Friday asked SNDP Yogam General Secretary Vellapally Natesan to resign from the post after he blessed his son Tushar Vellapally, the NDA candidate from the Thrissur Lok Sabha seat. View More..

P.J. Kurien slams reports of joining BJP in Kerala

Posted On : Mar 23,2019,    5:06 pm
Pathanamthitta (Kerala) March 23 (IANS) Former Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha and veteran Congress leader P.J.Kurien on Saturday expressed anguish at the widespread speculation in the media circles and in the social media that he is all set to join the BJP, which he has dismissed as rubbish and baseless. View More..

Kerala Congress urges Rahul to contest from Wayanad

Posted On : Mar 23,2019,    3:12 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) Top Congress leaders in Kerala, including AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, on Saturday urged AICC president Rahul Gandhi to contest from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala. View More..

Alphons, Vadakan likely to figure in Kerala BJP list

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    3:12 pm
Kochi, March 20 (IANS) Among those likely to figure in the list of candidates of the Kerala BJP, includes Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons and new entrant and former Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan, besides senior state leaders. View More..

Kerala Congress (M) leader sure crisis will end

Posted On : Mar 12,2019,    5:42 pm
Kottayam (Kerala), March 12 (IANS) Thomas Chazhikaden, the Lok Sabha candidate from Kottayam for Kerala Congress (Mani), an ally of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), is unfazed about the rumblings in his party over his candidature. View More..

Uneasy calm in Kerala Congress (Mani) as senior party leader ducks crucial meeting

Posted On : Feb 15,2019,    10:30 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) Things appear to be in a flux in the Kerala Congress ( Mani) - third biggest ally in the Congress-led United Democratic Front -- as one of its tallest leaders P.J. Joseph, who is also working chairman of the party, was absent in the concluding programme of the statewide yatra of his party held here on Friday. View More..

Ex-SC judge Joseph not to contest LS polls

Posted On : Feb 07,2019,    10:00 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Kurian Joseph on Thursday dismissed as baseless the media reports that he would be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Kerala. View More..

BJP keen on allies in south to shore up numbers in Lok Sabha polls

Posted On : Feb 06,2019,    8:18 pm
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seriously looking for allies in the southern states for the coming Lok Sabha elections to improve its tally from 21 to make up for possible losses in the Hindi heartland states where it had made almost a clean sweep in the last polls. View More..

BJP to ride its Sabarimala success in Kerala

Posted On : Feb 05,2019,    11:34 am
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) The Bhrataiya Janata Party's stand in the Sabarimala issue trying to protect the tradition of the famed temple will in turn help the saffron party open its account in the Lok Sabha from Kerala, a top party leader said. View More..



About Kerala Congress

   Kerala Congress history

Kerala Congress (M) is a regional political party in the state of Kerala in India. This party mainly focuses on some special group of society such as working class populations, farmers and peasants of the state. The party adopted the political principles of Secular Democracy and Toiling Class Theory. It can be said that the Kerala Congress (M) brings together non-communal forces, but fights for the human rights and civil liberties of the 'toiling classes' in Kerala, such as the farmers, agricultural peasants and employee group. The Kerala Congress (M) slants towards redressing the miserable conditions of the working-class of the state and party makes extreme efforts to shield their interests. The members of the Kerala Congress (M) work hard with the workforce, peasants, trade unions and labourers, for the struggle against imperialist forces.The Election symbol of the Kerala Congress (M), as accepted by the Election Commission of India, is "Two Leaves".

Kerala Congress (M) was established in 1979 after separating from the Kerala Congress. The prominent leader and chairman is K. M. Mani who held the post of the minister for finance, law and housing inGovernment of Kerala. Its working chairman is P J Joseph. In 2011, the party had 9 MLAs in the State Legislative Assembly, two members in Parliament (Jose K Mani)(loksabha) and Joy Abraham(Rajyasabha) and an alliance member of the United Democratic Front(in Kerala) and United Progressive Alliance (In central).

On April 30, 2010 an additional Kerala Congress groupheaded by P. J. Joseph, which was a part of Left Democratic Front made a decision to abscond LDF and unite 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. Currently, the Kerala Congress (M) is the second major party after the Congress, in the coalition with United Democratic Front (UDF). The UDF which played a role of the main opposition to the LDF formed the government in Kerala, after its conquest over LDF in the 2011 Assembly elections.

Top leaders of the Kerala Congress (M):

The leaders of the united Kerala Congress (M) are also the national executives of the party. Karingozhakkal Mani Mani (K.M. Mani) is chairperson of Kerala Congress (M). He has remained the Finance Minister of the Kerala government, for the longest term. He hasgood repute to serve as the longest Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Kerala and he constantly represented the Palai constituency from its beginning in 1965. Presently, he is the Minister of Finance, Law and Housing in the UDF government in Kerala.P.J. Joseph is working Chairman of Kerala Congress (M). He is anexperienced politician in Kerala, an MLA in the 2011 Kerala Assembly, representing the Thodupuzha constituency. He is currently the Minister for Water Resources, Irrigation and Inland Navigation in the UDF government. He is the originator of the Gandhi Centre for Sustainable Development, and the Gandhiji Studies Centre. These centres work for the enhancement of the deprived group of the society such as women, farmers, children from unprivileged communities. He guarantees for their sustained development.C.F. Thomas is Deputy Chairman of Kerala Congress (M) and he is an MLA in Kerala, representing the Changanaserry Assembly constituency. P.C. George is Vice Chairman of Kerala Congress (M). He was the initiator of the break-away group Kerala Congress (Secular), which has now amalgamated with the Kerala Congress (M). He is a sixth-time MLA in the Kerala Assembly, representing the Poonjar constituency of the Kottayam district. He is currently the Chief Whip of the UDF government.Jose K. Mani is leader in Lok Sabha. He is the son of K.M. Mani and is a Member of the Lok Sabha Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture. He represents the Kottayam district.Joy Abraham is leader in Rajya Sabha and represents Kerala in the Upper House of Parliament.P.C. Georgeis Kerala Congress (M) vice-chairman.

Political activities and success of the Party:

The Kerala Congress (M) party emerged as regional party and it has accomplished many political goals through dedication and effectual policies. The Kerala Congress (M) has numerous frontal organizationsunder its flag. Its student wing which has authoritarian presence in many colleges in Kerala is called Kerala Student Congress (M) or KSC (M). Its youth wing is called Kerala Youth Front (M) or KYF (M).Most importantly, its labour wing, Kerala Trade Union Congress (M) or KTUC (M), has held a number of significant rallies and demonstrations for the demand of rights for the peasants, farmers as well as the working class in general.

Kerala Congress (M) also runs the 'Prathichaya Weekly' newspaper that is popular among the people of Kerala. Its columns speak for the demands of the toiling classes of the society in the state. It is a prominent newspaper, supporting the constitutional rights of the browbeaten group of society. The Kerala Congress (M) has begun organic farming in the state, such as to guarantee sustainable growth for the farmers in rural Kerala. Furthermore, Kerala Congress (M) party has commitment to people of Kerala for astabledevelopmentin arena of education, IT industry, and infrastructural developmentsincluding waste management in the state.

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