The EC is hearing the dispute between the Uddhav and CM Eknath Shinde’s factions. Sena (UBT) MP Anil Desai, who is handling the faction’s EC affairs, said the party had collected around 11 lakh primary membership forms. The Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction has submitted around 8. 5 lakh primary membership forms to the Election Commission (EC) in two trucks.
“The EC wanted these forms and affidavits in a particular format with indexation. So, we have submitted around 8. 5 lakh primary membership forms in the required format. We have also submitted affidavits of all members of the party’s ‘pratinidhi sabha’ and office-bearers from zilla pramukhs to booth pramukhs, which are around 2. 62 lakhs. Affidavits from some more districts will be added too,” Desai said.
Former Mayor Kishori Pedhnekar said, “we are ready to send two more trucks as people are with Shiv Sena and they are our active members. Now it’s the election commission that has to give a fair verdict”.