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Kerala politics gear up for a new twist; Pillai, Scaria factions to merge

Web Editor | Evartha English

Kottayam: The Kerala Congress factions led by Balakrishna Pillai and Scaria Thomas are looking at a merger.

The official announcement regarding this will be declared on Tuesday. The two leaders came together on Monday to meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Kollam and discussed the matter.

Thomas faction is at present a constituent of the LDF while Kerala Congress B is an external supporter of LDF.

The meeting with Pinarayi was to get the merger approved by LDF and CPM.

The merger comes soon after the CPM’s decision to expand LDF.

The name of the new party and its policies will be declared at a combined press meet on Tuesday at Thiruvananthapuram.

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