New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea filed by Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray against the Election Commission’s decision to strip off the party’s name and “bow and arrow” symbol from them.
Last week, the EC recognised the Eknath Shinde-led group as the ‘real’ Shiv Sena while also alloting the party symbol to the Maharashtra’s Chief Minister group.
Appearing for Uddhav Thackeray, Senior Advocate submitted to the court that the matter needs urgent attention as the Shinde group is taking over the party’s offices and accounts.
The senior advocate pleaded that the matter be heard today but the bench led by Chief Justice of Inida (CJI) DY Chandrachud said that he needs time to go through all the files.
It is worth noting that a CJI-led Constitutional bench is hearing other issues related to the Shiv Sena rift.
The EC’s decision has shaked the Uddhav Thakeray’s faction as well as its supporters who are now afraid that the Shinde group will take over the properties of the party.
Meanwhile, CM Shinde on Monday assreted that his party is not willing to stake claims to the Shiv Sena Bhawanor any other properties.
“We have got the name and the party symbol on merit. The school of thought promoted by Balasaheb Thackeray is our asset. We are not eying any other properties,” said Shinde.
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