Split and merger has been a routing process for Kerala Congress over the years. It was in 2010 K M Mani group and PJ Joseph group merged.
Now reports state that there is a chance of a split in Kerala Congress (Mani group) following disagreements between Mani and Joseph over seat sharing.
The Times of India reports that water resources minister PJ Joseph, who is unhappy with the way KM Mani was refusing tickets to leaders of his faction in the assembly election, has expressed his displeasure.
There are also reports that Joseph had met Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and has informed that his faction would remain in UDF as a separate constituent. But he later denied that he had met CM for this purpose.
Toi reports that the differences in the KC (M) came to the fore when K M Mani conveyed that the party wouldn't give seats to the sitting MLAs Mons Joseph and T U Kuruvila of the P J Joseph faction and also to K C Joseph who contested from Kuttanadu last time while Joseph wants tickets for Antony Raju and Francis George to contest this time.
AS per reports Mani's name on the sign board of Kerala Congress (M)'s Kanjirappally office was also removed on Wednesday.