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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

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..

New partners in LDF eye Lok Sabha seats

Posted On : Feb 03,2019,    6:02 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 3 (IANS) New members in the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the CPI-M want to contest the Lok Sabha elections, posing fresh headaches for the Marxists. View More..

UDF allies IUML, Kerala Congress (M) eye extra Lok Sabha seats

Posted On : Jan 29,2019,    3:54 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 (IANS) With the Lok Sabha elections only weeks away, two allies of the Congress-led UDF -- Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and Kerala Congress (Mani) -- are seeking an extra seat each to contest. View More..

How is the electoral game shaping up in key states (Comment)

Posted On : Jan 21,2019,    11:38 am
The BJP in Kerala may have boosted its saffron image on the Sabrimala issue but is unlikely to gain much electoral advantage in 2019. That has been the pattern for decades: it has zero conversion rate even though it has a vote share of 10 percent. It would certainly like to weaken, harm, destroy the CPI-M. Towards this end it has to direct its cadres to quietly help the Congress. But in this instance it is not inclined to augment Congress numbers in New Delhi. View More..

Congress' candidate list for Kerala Lok Sabha polls to be finalized by Feb 20

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    3:24 pm
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) A list of 16 Congress candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will be ready by February 20, said a top party leader on Wednesday. View More..

NDA may fall 15 seats short of majority, says survey

Posted On : Jan 06,2019,    1:50 am
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at the Centre may fall nearly 15 seats short of the magic mark of 272 in the 543-seat Lok Sabha, if elections are held now, says the India TV-CNX opinion poll. View More..

Achuthanandan angered over induction of new allies into Left fold

Posted On : Dec 28,2018,    5:34 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 28 (IANS) Taking a divergent position, veteran CPI-M leader V.S.Achuthanandan on Friday expressed his displeasure at the manner in which the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the CPI-M on Wednesday decided to induct four new allies into its fold. View More..

Kerala Left Front to induct 4 new allies

Posted On : Dec 26,2018,    2:32 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 26 (IANS) The ruling Left Democratic Front-led by the CPI-M on Wednesday decided to induct the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD), Indian National League, Democratic Kerala Congress and Kerala Congress (Pillai), the LDF convenor said. View More..

Congress likely to field veterans for Kerala Lok Sabha polls

Posted On : Dec 21,2018,    5:38 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, former party presidents V.M.Sudheeran and M.M.Hassan and the present chief Mulapally Ramachandran are likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Extended hand of Congress protecting Michel, alleges BJP

Posted On : Dec 06,2018,    6:00 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of defending British national Christian Michel in a CBI court in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case and described removal of his counsel Aljo K. Joseph from the party as "drama". View More..

Congress, BJP trade charges over 'Agusta links'

Posted On : Dec 06,2018,    5:40 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Retaliating to the BJPs allegations of "links with AgustaWestland middleman James Christian Michel", the Congress on Thursday raked up Finance Minister Arun Jaitley daughters law firm being engaged by fraudster Mehul Choksi and alleged a "BJP-Agusta nexus" claiming it promoted the controversial Italian defence company. View More..

Not Rahul Gandhi, but Amit Shah is your leader: Vijayan to Chennithala

Posted On : Dec 03,2018,    11:22 am
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) A war of words between Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala escalated on Monday when the Kerala Chief Minister told the latter that the Congress' state unit was following the diktats of BJP's national chief Amit Shah, and not party President Rahul Gandhi anymore. View More..

Kerala CM meets Governor, pledges to improve amenities for Sabarimala pilgrims

Posted On : Nov 22,2018,    5:36 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday met Governor P. Sathasivam and pledged to improve amenities for the pilgrims visiting the Sabarimala temple, as the two-month season to pay obeisance to Lord Ayyappa peaks. View More..

Mullappally Ramachandran appointed Kerala Congress chief

Posted On : Sep 19,2018,    9:40 pm
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday appointed former Union Minister and Lok Sabha MP Mullappally Ramachandran as the President of party's Kerala unit, replacing M.M. Hassan. View More..

Kerala Congress opposes KPMG's free service

Posted On : Sep 03,2018,    4:08 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 3 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Monday expressed strong reservation about selecting the international professional service company KPMG as consultant partner for rebuilding Kerala in the wake of flood disaster in the state. 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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