Each feuding factions camps of the Shiv Sena have been denied permission to carry the get together’s annual Dussehra Rally at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC), presently run by an administrator, says there is perhaps “a regulation and order scenario” on the venue if permission is given to anyone camp.
Whereas the insurgent group led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde hasn’t but reacted, the camp led by Uddhav Thackeray, who technically stays Shiv Sena chief, has gone to the Excessive Courtroom for permission to carry the October 5 rally at Shivaji Park. The listening to is anticipated tomorrow.
Unseated as Chief Minister in a coup 4 months in the past, Uddhav Thackeray has been asserting that the rally will “actually” be held on the venue that is synonymous with fiery speeches of his late father, get together founder Bal Thackeray.
However Mr Shinde’s faction, which is recognised because the Shiv Sena contained in the meeting, wished the identical venue because it additionally claims Bal Thackeray’s “unique” legacy of “Hindutva and Marathi delight”.
The BMC, which seems to have skirted a row, was managed by the Shiv Sena from 1997 to March this yr, when the tenure of corporators ended and polls couldn’t happen. After which the Sena cut up in June. The civic physique is presently ruled by an officer as administrator.
Eknath Shinde’s camp does have a backup plan — it has permission for a floor in Bandra Kurla Advanced — however Workforce Thackeray is all-in on Shivaji Park.
That is the primary Dussehra because the cut up, when the Shinde faction partnered with the BJP to type a brand new authorities, changing Uddhav Thackeray’s Sena-Congress-NCP setup. Mr Shinde stated this was solely a resumption of the partnership with “pure ally” BJP. Mr Thackeray had junked ideological variations whereas dumping the BJP regardless of profitable the final elections collectively, the Shinde faction has underlined.