Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has filed a reservation in the Supreme Court informing them that Uddhav Thackeray can challenge the ruling of the Election Commission on the name and symbol of Shiv Sena. Mr. Shinde urged the court to also hear from the Maharashtra government before issuing an order.
The polling body on Friday awarded the party name “Shiv Sena” and the symbol “Bow and Arrow” to the faction led by Eknath Shinde, dealing a major blow to Uddhav Thackeray, whose father Bal Thackeray founded the outfit in 1966.
The ruling was a major blow to Mr Thackeray as the party had been founded in 1966 by his father. a robbery”.
A large number of Mr Thackeray’s loyalists gathered outside his official residence yesterday to display their strength and use slogans against Eknath Shinde.
Mr Thackeray asked his party leaders to scout the state and mobilize the cadre.
Maharashtra will see the Assembly polls just a few months after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.