Kerala Congress (M) General Secretary Vakkachan Mattathil quits, joining rebel faction

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016,12:29 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kottayam | Kerala Congress (M) General Secretary Vakkachan Mattathil has resigned from the party. Vakkachan Mattathil, who was a senior leader of the Joseph faction and member of KC (M) steering committee, said here Saturday that he will work with a faction led by Francis George who quit the party earlier this week.

Local leaders Jose Kochupurayil and Michael James also quit the party alongwith him, Mattathil said.

Meanwhile, more dissatisfied members of Kerala Congress (M) and Youth Front from Pala and Kanjirappally areas are expected to leave the party, reports say.

A prominent leader of the Kerala Congress (J) before its merger with Kerala Congress (M), Vakkachan Mattathil was nominated by LDF to Rajya Sabha.

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