In a major blow to the Uddhav Thackeray faction, the Election Commission of India on Friday ordered that the name ‘Shiv Sena’ and the party’s symbol ‘bow and arrow’ will remain with the Eknath Shinde faction. The Election Commission has observed has seen that the current constitution of Shiv Sena is undemocratic. This has worsened due to the undemocratic appointment of people from a circle as office bearers without any election, the commission said. The Election Commission said that such a party structure cannot win the trust.
On this decision of the Election Commission, Shiv Sena spokesperson Anand Dubey has said, “It is clear from the decision that the Election Commission is an agent of the BJP. Right now the matter is in the Supreme Court, so how did you say in such a hurry that the symbol and name are his? The Election Commission has lost its validity.”
On the other hand, Maharashtra BJP President Chandrashekhar Bawankule has said about this decision, “Shiv Sena belongs to Eknath Shinde ji and his associates. It has been proved once again. This is the biggest victory of democracy. Taking forward the Hindutva legacy of Balasaheb Thackeray himself, the Shiv Sena and BJP alliance will take Maharashtra to new heights. Satyameva Jayate.”
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