In a giant blow to Uddhav Thackeray faction, the Election Fee of India on Friday ordered that the social gathering identify “Shiv Sena” and the social gathering image “Bow and Arrow” will likely be retained by the Eknath Shinde faction.
The Election Fee noticed that the present Structure of the Shiv Sena is undemocratic. It has been mutilated to undemocratically appoint folks from a coterie as workplace bearers with none election in any respect. Such social gathering constructions fail to encourage confidence, the EC added.
Final 12 months, Shinde rebelled towards Thackeray’s management, claiming the help of 40 of the 56 Sena MLAs and 13 of its 18 Lok Sabha members.
The EC noticed that the structure of Shiv Sena amended in 2018 is just not given to the Election Fee of India. Amendments had undone the act of introducing democratic norms within the Social gathering Structure of 1999, introduced by Late Balasaheb Thackeray on the insistence of the Fee.
The EC additionally noticed that the undemocratic norms of the unique Structure of Shiv Sena, which was not accepted by the Fee in 1999 have been introduced again in a surreptitious method additional making the social gathering akin to a fiefdom.
The EC noticed 40 MLAs, supporting the Shinde faction, garnered 36,57,327 votes out of complete 47,82,440 votes i.e ~76% of votes polled in favor of 55 successful MLAs. This contrasts with 11,25,113 votes garnered by 15 MLAs whose help is claimed by the Thackeray faction. As towards 90,49,789, complete votes polled by Shiv Sena within the Maharashtra Meeting election in 2019 (together with the shedding candidates), votes polled by 40 MLAs supporting the petitioner come to ~40 % whereas votes polled by 15 MLAs supporting the Respondents come to ~12% of complete votes. 13 MPs supporting the Shinde faction garnered 74,88,634 votes out of complete 1,02,45143 votes i.e ~73% of votes polled in favor of 18 MPs in Lok Sabha polls 2019. This contrasts with 27,56,509 votes garnered by 5 MPs supporting Thackeray faction i.e ~ 27% of votes polled in favour of 18 MPs.
Uddhav Camp Says Will Problem Transfer in SC
Hailing the transfer, CM Eknath Shinde mentioned this win is of teachings of Bal Thackeray and Anand Dighe.
Arvind Sawant of the Uddhav camp mentioned they may go to the Supreme Court docket towards this resolution.
Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut termed the EC’s ruling as “homicide of democracy”. “This isn’t justice. There’s a ‘Khoki Sarkar’ in Maharashtra. There may be nothing to fret about as individuals are with us. There is no such thing as a democracy left within the nation. That is the homicide of democracy,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, BJP Maharashtra president Chandrashekhar Bawankule hailed the EC’s transfer because the “largest victory of democracy”.
Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis mentioned Eknath Shinde who really adopted Bal Thackeray’s’ educating have gotten the social gathering identify and image as we speak. “We had been assured from the start. Comparable choices had been taken earlier additionally in these sorts of scenario,” he added.
Sena vs Sena – How It Began?
Uddhav’s troubles began mounting on June 10, 2022, when the BJP gained three of the six seats within the Rajya Sabha elections and a Sena candidate misplaced. On June 20, of the 10 seats within the Legislative Council elections, Sena and its allies had been anticipated to win six seats however gained solely 5 with the BJP bagging the identical variety of seats attributable to cross-voting from the MVA.
Instantly after the Council election outcomes, Shinde and some Sena MLAs went incommunicado and had been later present in a Surat resort. Round 4am on June 22, Shinde and the insurgent MLAs, with the quantity round 35, boarded a chartered flight to Guwahati in BJP-governed Assam. What adopted was a quantity recreation of Sena MLAs switching over to the Shinde camp. There have been quite a few requests and affords from the Thackeray aspect, however the quantity within the Shinde camp solely saved swelling to 39.
Shinde was eliminated because the chief of the Shiv Sena legislature social gathering and a disqualification petition was filed within the Supreme Court docket, prompting Shinde to problem the transfer.
The Sena factions additionally confronted off by means of Home guidelines and the courtroom. After the motion towards Shinde, the insurgent MLAs declared him the chief of the Shiv Sena Legislature Social gathering. Days later, Shine took oath because the chief minister and BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis as his deputy.
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