Massive Shiv Sena Meeting Today is Eknath Shinde’s Power Move
Also, Team Eknath Shinde will ask Uddhav Thackeray to ask the Supreme Court to overturn the Election Commission’s decision to provide the Shiv Sena name and the party’s bow-and-arrow symbol.
Four days after the Election Commission handed Team Eknath Shinde the Shiv Sena name and the bow-and-arrow party emblem, the team will conduct its first important meeting today.
Uddhav Thackeray, a challenger and former chief minister, will also ask the Supreme Court to overturn the Election Commission’s decision to give Mr. Shinde’s side the party name and emblem today.
At Thursday evening’s national executive meeting of the Sena, Mr. Shinde is expected to name new local leaders, according to sources.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s faction meeting today is crucial because the chief minister needs to assess his standing and base of support in the face of Mr. Thackeray’s persistent criticism and efforts to win over workers and supporters.
Mr. Thackeray and Mr. Shinde’s efforts to win the support of party members and centralise party resources are likely to lead to the emergence of other flashpoints relevant to the Sena name and symbol problem.
As the Supreme Court case is pending, Mr. Thackeray is concentrating on increasing activity at “Shiv Sainik” camps in an effort to maintain the morale of party members who remain faithful to him.
Mr. Thackeray will make fresh contact with the Shiv Sena’s extensive network of camps throughout the state to launch a “Shiv Shakti Abhiyan,” or initiative, to support the party’s field representatives. At Mumbai’s Shiv Sena Bhawan yesterday, Mr. Thackeray made this announcement.
A law firm asked the Maharashtra government to get in touch with the head of Shivai Trust, which manages the Shiv Sena Bhavan, less than 24 hours later to get clarification on how a public trust’s office may be utilised for political activity, which is prohibited.
“How is it possible to use a public trust’s office for political purposes over a long period of time? Why can’t the trustees be suspended or removed if such a use violates the trust’s goals, and why shouldn’t a new administrator be appointed? “In a letter to the Maharashtra Law and Judiciary Department, the law firm Yashas Legal made these claims.
On another request made by Team Thackeray last year to dismiss 16 Sena MLAs who were a part of the group that rebelled against him in June 2022, the Supreme Court has not yet rendered a decision. Mr. Thackeray described the Electoral Commission’s order as “unfair” in this context.