Thennala Balakrishna Pillai was on Wednesday appointed the new chief of the Congress unit in Kerala [ Images ] in place of P P Thankachan amid indications of a major cabinet reshuffle soon after the assembly session scheduled to begin on June 25.
Thankachan was a nominee of K Karunakaran. Senior leader A C Jose has been made vice-president in the new setup, which will have three general secretaries.
Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who is also in charge of Kerala, made the announcement in Delhi [ Images ]. The revamp comes in the wake of the party's unprecedented rout in the state in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections.