KC factions formalise merger
P.J. Joseph is social gathering chairman, P.C. Thomas working chairman
Amidst voices of dissent raised by the veteran chief Francis George, the Kerala Congress led by P.J. Joseph has formalised its merger with the Kerala Congress led by P.C. Thomas.
A gathering convened on-line by the social gathering management in Thodupuzha on Tuesday appointed Mr. Joseph as social gathering chairman and Mr. Thomas as working chairman. Mons Joseph has been elected as the chief chairman, whereas Joy Abraham is the secretary common.
T.U. Kuruvila will function the chief coordinator, whereas Francis George, Thomas Unniyadan and Johny Nellore have been elected because the social gathering’s deputy chairmen. The assembly additionally selected 12 leaders, together with Joseph M. Puthussery, to the posts of vice chairman and C. Abraham Kalamannil because the treasurer, in addition to a 71-member high-power committee.
The social gathering chairman later nominated Graceamma Mathew as senior common secretary.
Meanwhile, Mr George, who had abstained from the assembly on Tuesday, got here out within the open expressing reservations on being appointed because the deputy chairman. “The concerns over the party reorganisation have been conveyed to the party chairman and the deputy chairman’s post would not be taken up as long as the outstanding issues are settled,” he instructed media individuals.
Official sources, in the meantime, identified that Mr. George, who had stop because the chairman of the Janadhipathya Kerala Congress, was apparently upset over being overlooked as the chief chairman. Besides Mr. George, senior leaders Mr.Nelloor and Mr. Puthussery too are reportedly sad over their new designations.
Responding to Mr. George’s feedback, the social gathering chairman stated the problem would quickly be settled by means of discussions.