Sena vs Sena: Both factions finalize Election Commission
New Delhi: Final written arguments in the Shiv Sena symbol dispute were made by the two rival factions – one headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and the other by his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray – before the Election Commission on Monday, ending the hearing. Arguments in the matter. This has paved the way for the Election Commission to pronounce its verdict as to which of the two factions is the “real” Shiv Sena.
There is no clarity yet on the timing of the Election Commission’s decision in the matter, which pertains to a dispute between the two rival factions over the use of the name ‘Shiv Sena’ and its reserved symbol ‘bow and arrow’.
The two factions are still using different party names and symbols allotted to them after the Election Commission “freezed” the Shiv Sena’s name and party symbol.
Both the factions made their final written submissions on Monday, after the conclusion of oral arguments, sources in the Election Commission confirmed to TOI.
The decision will be taken by the Election Commission after careful consideration of all aspects, he added.
Eagerly awaiting the decision of the Election Commission in the Shiv Sena symbol controversy ahead of the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections. While it is not clear when the Election Commission will give its verdict, the bypoll process for two seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly – Kasba Peth and Chinchwad – is already underway. In the two constituencies where the Election Commission had announced by-elections on January 18, polling is scheduled to be held on February 27.