EC is 'Chuna lagao' commission: Uddhav Thackeray

Election Commission cannot take away Shiv Sena from me, said Uddhav Thackeray

EC is 'Chuna lagao' commission: Uddhav Thackeray

A massive rally was addressed by Uddhav Thackeray, leader of Shiv Sena (UBT) in Khed constituency.

EC is 'chuna lagao' commission, says Uddhav Thackeray 
Thackeray spoke on losing the party name and election symbol to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde stating that the poll body cannot remove the party, which was established by his late father, Bal Thackeray, from his possession. He went on to refer to the EC as a "chuna lagao" commission.

He stated that Bal Thackeray had supported the Bharatiya Janata Party during its politically marginalised phase, and he challenged the party's previous partner to solely rely on the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for votes in Maharashtra, without making reference to Thackeray senior.

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Pointing out a huge turnout at a rally, he said the election commission cannot take away Shiv Sena from him. He told the gathering that he has nothing to offer but he has come to seek blessings and support.

Khed constituency was formerly the stronghold of Ramdas Kadam, a loyalist of Thackeray, who later joined the Shinde-led faction. This move was a huge blow to Uddhav Thackeray. Last month, the EC granted the name 'Shiv Sena' and its poll symbol to the Shinde faction. Thackeray said the party has appealed in the Supreme Court.

BJP cannot finish Sena: Uddhav
The BJP will not be able to finish off Shiv Sena, said Uddhav. He added that when BJP was untouchable in politics, Balasaheb Thackeray stood by that party. The BJP has the largest number of corrupt people. Initially they accuse party leaders in the opposition of corruption and later they induct the same accused into BJP, he further added. 

He also cleared the air of him not venturing out during the COVID pandemic. He said he didn't go out but worked from home and his work was praised during the pandemic. Thackeray said he will accept the verdict of the people, not EC. He said his supporters will decide if they want to see him as the party president and not the Election Commission.

Taking a dig at the BJP, Thackeray said similar to Eknath Shinde who "stole" his father, the BJP has "stolen sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Subhash Chandra Bose because the party has no icons to bank on".

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