'Two Leaves' for Jose K. Mani faction; HC upholds EC decision

Kochi: The Kerala High Court approved the Election Commission's decision to allocate the Kerala Congress (M)'s official symbol of 'two leaves' to the faction led by Jose K. Mani for the the three-phased local body polls due next month.

The court rejected an appeal filed by P.J Joseph, the veteran leader heading another faction of the party, challenging the Central Election Commission's order that recognised the Jose K. Mani faction as the official Kerala Congress (M).

The order comes as a huge boost for the Jose K. Mani faction which recently became a part of the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front in Kerala.



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