The Supreme Court dismissed the plea of the Uddhav Thackeray faction and allowed the Election Commission of India to hear the claim over the Shiv Sena party and its symbol of bow and arrow filed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde faction. It was a daylong hearing in the Supreme court where both factions made their argument.
The five-judge bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud comprising other Justices Shah, Krishna Murari, Hima Kohli and PS Narsimha has decided not to allow a stay on being the ‘Real Shiv Sena’ as the Shinde faction and Thackeray were claiming to be real Shiv Sena.
In the hearing of the court senior advocate, Neeraj Kishan Kaul appeared for the Shinde faction. In contrast, Senior advocate Kapil Sibal had appeared for the Thackeray group said they are also taking the goodwill of the Shiv Sena party.
When asked Shiv Sena leaders about the decision of the supreme court and their opinion if the Election Commission of India is deciding on the matter of the ‘Real Shiv Sena’ claim, Anil Kokil from the Thackeray faction told Afternoon Voice, “There is a set of rules and regulation been followed by the constitution and every party has to abide by it and Uddhav Thackeray camp has complete confidence as we will be giving all the required documents to the Election Commission before its decision.”
Member of the Parliament Rajan Vichare of the Thackeray faction said, “Though the decision of the bow and arrow symbol has gone to the Election Commission, ‘we are not scared of it’ and ‘we believe in law and order.”
Legislative Council Manisha Kayande said, “We have full faith in the judiciary and we hope the election commission will do the justice to us and we will cross the bridge when it comes to any kind of situation in future as such.”
Dada Bhuse, a member of the Legislative Assembly from the Shinde faction said, “We trust the law and order and We will submit all the documents and based on that the decision will be taken. Also, the decision will be taken based on all the evidence submitted to the Election Commission.”