SC to hear Uddhav Thackeray's plea against EC's decision tomorrow
The Commission has made a mistake by taking a decision on the basis of the arguments of the MLAs facing disqualification proceedings. The decision of the commission is flawed in the absence of evidence of a split in the party. The Uddhav group is demanding an immediate stay on the decision of the Election Commission.
Uddhav Thackeray has reached the Supreme Court against the decision to give the Shiv Sena election symbol to the Eknath Shinde faction. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the petition of Uddhav Thackeray. The petition against the decision of the Election Commission will be heard on Wednesday at 3.30 pm. On behalf of Uddhav Thackeray, Kapil Sibal demanded a hearing on the petition on Wednesday itself. He said that if a protection order is not passed, bank accounts will be taken over. On this, CJI DY Chandrachud said that he will hear the matter on Wednesday at 3.30 pm. The Uddhav Thackeray group has said in its petition that the role of the Election Commission has not been fair. The working behavior of the Election Commission has not been in accordance with its constitutional stature. The Commission has made a mistake by taking a decision on the basis of the arguments of the MLAs facing disqualification proceedings. The decision of the commission is flawed in the absence of evidence of a split in the party. The Uddhav group is demanding an immediate stay on the decision of the Election Commission.
On the other hand, on Saturday, the Shinde faction filed a caveat in the Supreme Court demanding that no unilateral decision should be taken without listening to its side. In fact, on Friday, the Central Election Commission in its decision had given permission to the Shiv Sena party and the Shinde faction to use the election symbol.
The petition by the Uddhav Thackeray faction states that the Election Commission considered the 1999 constitution, while the amended constitution of 2018 was in force. He was not given much time to place on record the 2018 Constitution. According to the amended constitution of 2018, the Shiv Sena chief will be the highest authority in the party, who can withhold, remove or cancel appointments to any post and whose decisions are final on all party matters. But as per the 1999 constitution, the party chief did not have the power to nominate office bearers on his own.
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