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Who is the real Shiv Sena? This fight is going on in the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Kripal Tumane claimed that two MPs and five MLAs of the Uddhav faction are in touch with the faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. His statement came just before Uddhav Thackeray’s Dussehra rally to be held at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Wednesday evening.
Here, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has also targeted Uddhav Thackeray in gestures by tweeting a poem by poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. He tweeted- My son, being a son will not be my heir, whoever will be my heir will be my son. Meaning is clear. He wants to convey to Uddhav Thackeray that being the son of Bal Thackeray, he cannot be his successor.
Two Shiv Sena, fight over real and fake
In June this year, 40 MLAs led by Eknath Shinde revolted against Shiv Sena, toppling Uddhav Thackeray’s government. Eknath Shinde, the leader of the rebel faction, became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra with the support of the BJP. Since then there has been a war between Shinde and Uddhav to prove themselves as the real Shiv Sena. Both factions are in the Supreme Court for the party’s election symbols arrow and bow. Now that BMC elections are near.
Whose Shiv Sena? Case between Uddhav and Shinde going on in Supreme Court
The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government formed under the leadership of Uddhav included Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress. The Shiv Sena dispute started on June 20, when 20 MLAs under Shinde’s leadership had moved to Guwahati via Surat. After this Shinde faction claimed 39 out of 55 Shiv Sena MLAs with them, after which Uddhav Thackeray resigned. Later Eknath Shinde became the Chief Minister and Devendra Fadnavis of BJP became the Deputy Chief Minister. After the fall of the government, Uddhav reached the Supreme Court.
In the hearing on June 26, the Supreme Court sent notices to the Shiv Sena, the Centre, Maharashtra Police and the deputy speaker. The rebel MLAs got relief from the court. The matter went on for 3 months in the court, after which the matter was transferred to the Constitution Bench in the Supreme Court on 3 August.
Uddhav’s first victory in court
The fight between Uddhav and Shinde faction reached the Bombay High Court to organize Shiv Sena’s traditional Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park. Shiv Sena has been holding Dussehra rally here since 1966. After the order of the High Court, the Uddhav Thackeray faction was allowed to rally at Shivaji Park. The High Court had also instructed with the permission that if the law and order deteriorated, then it would be the responsibility of the petitioner (Uddhav faction).
The Bombay High Court has allowed the Shiv Sena of the Uddhav Thackeray faction to hold a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park. Uddhav Thackeray greets the crowd in this photo from the 2019 Dussehra rally.
The petition of the Shinde faction was dismissed
The Shinde faction had also sought permission to hold a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park, which was rejected by the High Court. Shinde faction already has permission to hold Dussehra rally at BKC ground. While hearing the petition of the Uddhav faction, the Bombay HC had said – BMC has misused its powers in deciding the application of the petitioners.