Uddhav Thackeray's party chief post is illegal, argued Eknath Shinde group

Argument over owning Shiv Sena party's symbol and name between Shinde group and Uddhav group went for 3 hours

Uddhav Thackeray's party chief post is illegal, argued Eknath Shinde group

An argument over the owning Shiv Sena party between Eknath Shinde vs Uddhav Thackeray faction began in the Election Commission around 4pm and got over around 7pm. Shinde faction made an important argument that after the death of Balasaheb Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray took over all the powers of Shiv Sena and created the post of Shiv Sena party chief. The Shinde group's lawyers argued that the post itself is illegal.

Also Read: Mumbai: Bhujbal Demands Caste-Based Census In State

What did Shinde group’s lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani say?

The constitution of Shiv Sena was created by Balasaheb Thackeray. When Balasaheb Thackeray was alive, the post of Shiv Sena working president was given to Uddhav Thackeray. But after the demise of Balasaheb Thackeray, Shiv Sena created the post of party chief in an extra-constitutional manner. In 2018, changes were made secretly without letting anyone know. Therefore, we have argued that his post itself is illegal. We are not opposing the post of Shiv Sena party chief. But, we have an objection to all the changes he made after acquiring this post. 

Also Read: Ahead Of Civic Body Polls, Eknath Shinde Announces Alliance With RPI

We are the real Shiv Sena

We are the real Shiv Sena because we have a majority in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. Following the order given by the Election Commission, Balasaheb Thackeray drafted the constitution of the party. Eknath Shinde has been selected as the chief leader. Hence, the name and symbol of the party should be given to Shinde group, argued Mahesh Jethmalani.

What happened in the Election Commission?

  • The Thackeray group first argued that the commission was told not to hold hearings until the verdict was delivered in the Supreme Court.
  • While replying to this, Shinde group's lawyer said that even if the decision is taken today, it will work because no one has been disqualified.
  • The Thackeray group demanded to clarify that the argument is preliminary and final.
  • The Shinde group said that there is no problem in deciding who owns the bow and arrow
  • The Thackeray group then said that if the Supreme Court disqualifies the rebels, it would be ridiculous if the Election Commission takes any such decision.
  • The Shinde group argued that we have a majority.
  • Today, Kapil Sibal stood for the Thackeray group while Mahesh Jethmalani stood for the Shinde group.
Read this story in हिंदी
MumbaiLive would like to send you latest news updates