With differences over posts of office-bearers reaching a flash point in the Kerala Congress camp led by PJ Joseph, an organisational poll is being envisaged to settle the issue.
In the four seats, where Jose K Mani's Kerala Congress (M) and P J Joseph’s Kerala Congress clashed head-on, the score is at 2-2.
The new entity will now be known as just 'Kerala Congress' as was this regional outfit known in its initial days until half a century ago.
Joseph, who is with the United Democratic Front, overcame this crisis immediately by merging its faction with the splinter Kerala Congress (Thomas) party of PC Thomas on Wednesday.
Thomas is likely to take part in the UDF election convention on Wednesday.
The dispute between party Vice Chairman Jose Mani and Working Chairman Joseph started following the death of party chairman KM Mani in 2019.
The Kerala Assembly elections 2021 is as much Jose vs Joseph as it is the LDF vs UDF.
Party leader PJ Joseph will contest again from Thodupuzha which he currently represents in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.
The Youth Congress workers had gheraoed the Kottayam District Congress Committee office the other day against the move to allocate the Ettumanoor seat to Kerala Congress (Joseph).
The Kerala Congress (Joseph), which is part of the UDF, is reportedly adamant that it should get the same number of seats that the LDF would allot to the Jose K Mani's KC(M).