On Friday, the Election Commission of India granted the faction led by Eknath Shinde the name “Shiv Sena” party and the use of its symbol, the “bow and arrow.” This ruling dealt a significant blow to the Thackeray faction, which has been embroiled in a bitter power struggle with the Shinde faction for control of the Shiv Sena party and Symbol.
The Thackeray faction has been granted permission to use the name “Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray)” and the symbol of a “flaming torch” in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly bye-elections. This marks the first time that the Thackeray family has lost control of the party since it was founded in 1966 by Balasaheb Thackeray, who championed the cause of justice for the indigenous population.
The Election Commission based its decision on three criteria: the aims and objects of the party constitution, the party constitution test, and the majority test. After evaluating these factors, the commission determined that the Shinde faction was entitled to the use of the Shiv Sena party name and symbol.
The decision of the Election Commission has significant implications for the future of the Shiv Sena party and symbol and Maharashtra politics as a whole. The Shiv Sena has traditionally been a dominant force in Maharashtra, and its fortunes have been closely tied to the Thackeray family. The loss of control over the party represents a major setback for Uddhav Thackeray and his supporters.
Furthermore, the ruling raises questions about the future direction of the Shiv Sena party. Will the Shinde faction continue to steer the party in a new direction, or will they maintain the party’s traditional platform of Hindutva and regionalism? And how will the Thackeray faction respond to this defeat? Will they seek to regain control of the party or chart a new path forward?
In conclusion, the decision of the Election Commission to grant the Shinde faction the use of the Shiv Sena party name and symbol marks a significant turning point in the ongoing power struggle within the party. It remains to be seen how this ruling will impact the future of the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra politics, but one thing is clear: the Shiv Sena is at a crossroads, and the decisions made in the coming days and weeks will shape its destiny for years to come.
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