On February 23, 1938 a new organization called the Travancore State Congress was born at a meeting of prominent leaders, about nine in number, held in the office room of A. Narayana Pillai, the lawyer, in the Rashtriya Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram under the chairmanship of C.V. Kunjuraman. Pattom Thanu Pillai was elected the President and P.S. Nataraja Pillai the Secretary of the new organization. Its aim was the achievement of Responsible Government on the basis of adult franchise and protection of the rights of minorities through just and peaceful means. Thus the stage was set for a new chapter in the political history of modern Travancore. On July 4, 1938, the leaders of the Joint Political Congress formally met for the last time and resolved to wind up the organization. It called upon all its members to join the Travancore State Congress.

- A. Sreedhara Menon
Triumph & Tragedy in Travancore