Kerala Congress (Thomas)
|Leader||P. J. Joseph|
|Split from||Kerala Congress (Anti-merger Group)|
|Merged into||Kerala Congress (Joseph)|
|Headquarters||67, Kumaranasn Nagar, Kadavanthara, P.O. Ernakulam, Kerala.|
|Student wing||Kerala Students Congress (KSC)|
|Youth wing||Kerala Youth Front (KYF)|
|Women's wing||Kerala Vanitha Congress (KVC)|
|Cyber Wing||Kerala Congress-IT cell and Kerala Youth Front-IT Cell|
|Colours||Half white and half red|
|ECI Status||state party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
0 / 545(currently 541 members + 1 Speaker)
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||0|
|Number of states and union territories in government||0|
Kerala Congress was a splinter group of Kerala Congress (Anti-merger Group), which itself was a splinter faction of Kerala Congress. P. C. Thomas was the chairman of the party. On 17 March 2021, P. C. Thomas announced that the party has merged with Kerala Congress (Joseph) to form Kerala Congress, with him being its Deputy Chairman.
Association with National Democratic Alliance
In 2015 August, the Kerala Congress faction led by P. C. Thomas came out of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) following acute infighting and decided to join the Kerala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). In March 2015 a faction led by Skaria Thomas had formed a new party Kerala Congress (Skaria Thomas) and decided to continue with the LDF. In October 2020, it was reported that P. C. Thomas was leaving NDA and was likely to join the United Democratic Front (UDF). The party however decided to stay in the NDA and extended their support to NDA candidates in the 2020 Kerala local elections. On 2021 March 17 the party left the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and merged with Kerala Congress (Joseph), which is part of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF).
Candidates in 2016 State assembly elections
Kerala congress participated in 2016 elections as a part of National Democratic Alliance. Party had been provided five seats in Kerala election.
|2||Ernakulam||Kothamangalam||P. C. Cyriac|
- P. C. Thomas
- Rajan Kannattu
- Ahammed Thottathil
- Jose Maliyekkal
- Kallada Das
- Graceamma Mathew
- Gregorious Sakaria
- George Joseph
- Manakkara Radhakrishnan
- Augustine Vattakunnel
- P. J. Babu
- Justin Raj
- V Viswajith
- Shaiju Koshy
- Benny Mukhathala
- Vilakkuvattom Bhadran
- Perumon Shaji
- Adv. Milesh V. Paviyala
- Johny Chekkitta
- Sony Thomas
- Joy Gopooran
- Mukkam Baby
- Roy Ooramvelil
- Jacob Kuriakose
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- Unnikrishnan, Hiran (13 May 2016). "Neck-and-neck battle in Angamaly". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
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