P.J Joseph has been appointed as the interim head of Kerala Congress (M) party following the demise of its former chairman K.M Mani.
He will act as the provisional chairman until the new head is elected.
The decision was conveyed by its general secretary Advocate Joy Abraham, adding that this was just the usual procedure.
It was reported that nine districts presidents of the party had demanded the appointment of Jose K. Mani as the new chairman of the party.
However, the Joseph group had expressed displeasure over it.