Kerala Congress (Nationalist)

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Kerala Congress (Nationalist)
LeaderKuruvilla Mathews
ChairpersonKuruvilla Mathews
SecretaryM. N. Giri
FounderNoble Mathew and Kuruvilla Mathews
FoundedMarch 2014
Split fromKerala Congress (M)
HeadquartersKottayam (India)
IdeologyIndian nationalism
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance [1]

Kerala Congress (Nationalist) is a state-level political party in Kerala, India. It was formed on 11 March 2014 through a split from Kerala Congress (M). Its leader is Kuruvilla Mathews.

The party contested the 2014 Indian general election in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, with Noble Mathew standing in the Kottayam Lok Sabha constituency.[2]

Split in Kerala Congress (Nationalist) and merger with BJP[edit]

Kerala Congress (Nationalist) split into two groups in 2016. One of the split groups was led by Noble Mathew & the other group led by Kuruvilla Mathews.

On 24 January 2016, party Chairman Noble Mathew merged his wing of Kerala Congress (Nationalist) with the Bharatiya Janata Party at a merger ceremony conducted in presence of BJP Kerala State President Kummanam Rajasekharan.[3]

The Kuruvilla Mathews led Kerala congress (Nationalist) is still with the National Democratic Alliance.


  1. ^ "NDA Kerala unit formed; Vision Document emphasises on total liquor ban". Evartha. 30 April 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  2. ^ "BJP Forms State Chapter of NDA with 4 Parties". The New Indian Express. 16 March 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  3. ^ "KC (Nationalist) to merge with BJP". The Hindu. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2019.