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Staff Uddhav Thackeray Challenges Election Physique Order In Supreme Court docket: Contempt


Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde are locked in a battle for Shiv Sena management

New Delhi:

Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena faction has requested the Supreme Court docket to cease the Election Fee from deciding on who has management of the occasion – whether or not Mr Thackeray or Chief Minister Eknath Shinde – until a call is taken on disqualifying MLAs who had revolted in opposition to Mr Thackeray, the previous Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Staff Shinde, after forming authorities with the BJP’s help, claims it’s the “actual Shiv Sena”.

The Election Fee has instructed each the Sena teams to offer documentary proof and written statements by August 8 to show who represents the Maharashtra occasion. Solely after that the Election Fee will hear the matter.

Staff Thackeray in a petition instructed the Supreme Court docket that the Election Fee cannot determine which group represents the Shiv Sena until there may be readability on the disqualification of insurgent Sena MLAs – who hopped from Gujarat to Assam to Goa in a political operation final month – and dethroned Mr Thackeray.

In a letter to the constitutional physique liable for allotting occasion symbols and holding elections, Staff Shinde claimed it has the help of 40 out of 55 MLAs and 12 out of 18 Lok Sabha MPs.

“…It’s evident that there’s a cut up within the Shiv Sena, one group of which is being led by Eknath Shinde and the opposite group is being led by Uddhav Thackeray, each the teams declare to be the actual Shiv Sena with their chief being the alleged president of Shiv Sena occasion,” the Election Fee stated on Saturday in a discover to the 2 camps looking for documentary proof for the occasion’s management by August 8.

The Election Fee stated it would take the following step for a “substantive listening to” solely after getting the documentary proof and written statements.

The Shinde camp had requested the Maharashtra meeting Speaker to disqualify Staff Thackeray. The Supreme Court docket on July 11, nevertheless, instructed Speaker Rahul Narwekar to not proceed with the plea looking for Staff Thackeray’s disqualification.

The Shinde camp has stated their Sena rivals have to be disqualified for defying the occasion whip through the belief vote and the election of the Speaker final month.

Each camps have been requested to border by Wednesday points for consideration by a bigger bench of the Supreme Court docket, and the matter can be heard on August 1.

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