The organization named Kerala IT and Professional Congress will kick off its operation with a massive convention in Ernakulam on July 23

The organization named Kerala IT and Professional Congress will kick off its operation with a massive convention in Ernakulam on July 23

Aiming to revive its shrinking electoral base and broaden its social base, the Kerala Congress led by PJ Joseph has formed a nurturing organization exclusively for working professionals.

The organization, named Kerala IT and Professional Congress, will be headed by Apu John Joseph, eldest son of Mr. Joseph, the party chairman. Jais John Vettiyar is the State Secretary General while Jobin S. Kottaram and Jaison Olikkal have been appointed as Coordinators.

The organization has also appointed a three-member panel to bolster its social media presence, in addition to a few others to liaise with mainstream media.

The organization will launch its operation with a massive convention in Ernakulam on July 23. More than 5,000 professionals from different fields, including media, health, information technology and architecture, are expected to attend the ceremony.

Ahead of the upcoming Assembly by-election in Thrikkakara, a meeting of active professionals will be convened to secure victory for the United Democratic Front candidate, he said.

The decision by the Kerala Congress to form a platform for working professionals follows a similar decision by the Kerala Congress (M) led by Jose K. Mani early last year.

Commenting on the initiative, a senior Kerala Congress official said the party was seeking to network with young professionals from the districts of Central Travancore through the new platform.