Congress (Secular)

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Congress (Secular)
LeaderKadannappalli Ramachandran
PresidentKadannappalli Ramachandran
SecretaryV. K. Babu
Split fromNationalist Congress Party
HeadquartersRam Raj Bhavan, Manikkath Road, Cochin, Kerala-16.[1]
AllianceLeft Democratic Front (LDF)
Seats in Kerala Legislative Assembly
1 / 140
Number of states and union territories in government
1 / 31
Election symbol

Congress (Secular), is a political party in Kerala, India, it is a residual faction of Indian Congress (Socialist) that was formed in 1978. It is currently a part of Left Democratic Front in Kerala.


In 1980 A. K. Antony part of Congress (A) left Indian Congress (Socialist) and gave support to LDF. In 1982, when Antony joined back Indian National Congress a faction of Congress (A) rebelled and stayed with LDF as Congress (S). This included MLA's such as P. C. Chacko, A. K. Saseendran, Kadannappalli Ramachandran etc.[2][3]

In 2001, for a brief period Congress (S) merged with Nationalist Congress Party. In 2003, Kadannappalli Ramachandran left NCP and reconstituted the party.

Legislative presence[edit]

It has one MLA, Kadannappalli Ramachandran from Kannur district and no Member of parliament in any house.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Mehar, Haritha John,Rakesh (20 June 2017). "Kerala Chronicles: When Gandhi-loyalist AK Antony turned into an implacable Indira foe in the 1970s". The News Minute. Retrieved 31 December 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Andersen, Walter K. (1983). "India in 1982: Domestic Challenges and Foreign Policy Successes". Asian Survey. 23 (2): 111–122. doi:10.2307/2644342. ISSN 0004-4687.