The Election Fee has requested the rival factions of the Shiv Sena, led by Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde, to submit paperwork by August 8 in help of their claims on the election image of the political outfit.
Election Fee sources stated the 2 sides have been requested to submit paperwork, together with letters of help from the legislative and organisational wings of the get together and the written statements of the rival factions. They stated the requirement have been made in step with the Paragraph 15 of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968.
Earlier this week, the Shinde faction of the Shiv Sena had written to the Fee looking for allocation of the get together’s ‘bow and arrow’ election image to it, citing the popularity granted to them within the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra Meeting.
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The Shiv Sena break up final month when greater than two-thirds of the get together’s MLAs withdrew their help from the Maharashtra authorities led by Uddhav Thackeray, throwing their lot with Shinde. Shinde was sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister on June 30 with help of the BJP. On Tuesday final, not less than 12 of the 18 Shiv Sena members within the Lok Sabha expressed no confidence’ in flooring chief Vinayak Raut and declared Rahul Shewale as their flooring chief.
Lok Sabha Speaker recognised Shewale because the chief the identical day. To make sure that neither faction is disadvantaged of data, the ballot panel has additionally directed alternate of paperwork submitted by the 2 teams over the previous two days. That is the preliminary step, checking could come a lot later, defined a former EC official.
The declare over the image assumes significance because the Supreme Court docket had on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra State Election Fee to inform elections to native our bodies inside two weeks. Elections are due in a number of civic our bodies in Maharashtra, together with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC), which might point out which Sena faction will get the favored help.
Earlier, the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena had written to the EC, requesting it to listen to its views earlier than making any choice on representations for claims over the get together title and its ballot image.
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