New Delhi: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday asserted that the Supreme Court is the last hope left to the Uddhav Thackeray group alleging that the “democracy has been murdered” in the nation.
Sanjay Raut said, “Now the Supreme Court is the last ray of hope. All institutions have stopped working in this country. Democracy has been murdered, so now the only hope is the Supreme Court.”
The Rajya Sabha MP added that they will knock on the door of the apex court in order to seek justice.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court today is hearing a batch of issues related to the Shiv Sena rift that has caused a buzz in Maharashtra after the Election Commission recognised the Eknath Shinde-led faction as ‘real’ Shiv Sena.
In a seperate case
In a seperate case, the top Court has also agreed to hear a plea filed by Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray against the EC’s decision to strip off the party’s name and “bow and arrow” symbol from them. The court will hear this matter tommorow.
Appearing for Uddhav Thackeray, Senior Advocate Tuesday 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.
No claims at other properties: CM Shinde
Meanwhile, CM Shinde on Monday asserted 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.