Supreme Court has directed Election Commission not to decide on ‘real Shiv Sena’

Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena faction gets big relief from Supreme Court

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has got some relief from the Supreme Court in the fight to take over Shiv Sena.

The court has asked the Election Commission not to take any decision yet on the plea of the Eknath Shinde-led rebel camp to declare it the “real Shiv Sena”.

The commission was scheduled to hear the matter on August 8 and had asked both the parties to produce evidence in support of their claim.

What did the Uddhav faction say?

During the hearing, Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Uddhav camp, said that the MLAs of Shinde faction are not part of Shiv Sena.

“They are saying that they have the support of 40 out of 50 MLAs, so they are a political party. If 40 MLAs are suspended then what is the basis of their claim?”

He asked, “Can 40 MLAs and any legislature party say it is a political party?”

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