Home Maharashtra & Goa Shiv Sena loses name and symbol in Andheri By-Polls EC passes order restraining its use to both Uddhav and Shinde

Shiv Sena loses name and symbol in Andheri By-Polls EC passes order restraining its use to both Uddhav and Shinde

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Shiv Sena loses name and symbol in Andheri By-Polls EC passes order restraining its use to both Uddhav and Shinde

Ahead of the By-polls and in a new development, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday passed an interim order on both Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde camps from the use of the ‘Shiv Sena’ party name and the bow and arrow symbol until such time the poll body decides which factions can claim to the name of the party and the Symbol.

This fresh restriction applys for the ensuing State By-polls.

The order was passed by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey.

According to the order passed neither Eknath Shinde (Petitioner) nor Uddhav Thackeray (Respondent) are allowed to use the name of the party “Shivsena” simplicitor and the use of symbol “Bow & Arrow”, reserved for “Shivsena’.”

The order further adds both the groups can choose names they desire in the interim including names having linkage with their parent party ‘Shivsena’.

They shall also be allotted such different symbols as they may choose from the list of free symbols notified by the Election Commission for the purposes of the current bye-elections.

The order comes into effect based on a plea by the Shinde faction seeking decision on which is the real Shiv Sena – the Shinde camp or the Thackeray camp.

This was following the withdrawl of support to the then majority of Shinde and Shiv Sena MLAs withdrawl of support to then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray leading to the fall of his government.

Subsequently, with the support of BJP, Eknath Shinde was sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Whereas advocates Chirag Shah, Utsav Trivedi, Himanshu Sachdeva and Manini Roy appeared for Shinde faction,
advocates Vivek Singh, Devyani Gupta and Tanvi Anand appeared for Thackeray faction.

News Edit: K.V.Raman

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