Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray camp petitions the SC to overturn an EC ruling giving the Shinde faction the name and emblem
The Uddhav Thackeray camp requested that their case be quickly listed on February 21 in order to challenge the Election Commission of India’s decision to grant the opposing Eknath Shinde faction the Shiv Sena logo of a “bow and arrow,” but the Supreme Court turned down their request on Monday.
The Thackeray camp’s senior attorney, A.M. Singhvi, was asked by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud to acknowledge his case after listing all the others.
On Monday, there was no indication of the case in the list. After the referencing list was finished and the ordinary board was about to start, Mr. Singhvi requested the court’s indulgence.
He pleaded with the CJI, “Let the case be kept tomorrow.”
“Mr. Singhvi, everything must be carried out consistently.” “Come on the list tomorrow,” the CJI instructed, turning down Mr. Singhvi’s opportunity.
According to Chief Justice Chandrachud, “the rules apply equally for all, senior or junior, left or right, black or white.”
On February 17, the Election Commission declared the Eknath Shinde-led group to be the legitimate Shiv Sena and directed that it receive the “bow and arrow” campaign symbol.
The Committee let the Uddhav Thackeray faction retain the “flaming torch” poll symbol assigned to it until the conclusion of the parliamentary by-elections in the state in a 78-page order on the prolonged battle for control of an organization.
According to the Commission, MLAs who supported Eknath Shinde received roughly 76% of the votes cast in support of the 55 Shiv Sena contestants who won the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly elections.