On August 1, the Supreme Court will hear the Uddhav Thackeray Shiv Sena faction's appeal of the EC proceedings

by Web Desk | Published: 26 Jul 2022

BMC Elections 2022
On the basis of a demand made by the Eknath Shinde-led faction for their recognition as the "real" Shiv Sena and their claim over the party's election symbol — the bow and arrow — the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear the application filed by the Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray against the actions taken by the Election Commission of India on August 1. 
The application will be heard on August 1 along with other petitions filed in connection with the Shiv Sena issue by a bench chaired by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana. Senior attorneys Neeraj Kishan Kaul and Kapil Sibal separately represented the Shinde group and Thackeray.
The Shinde camp wrote to the Election Commission asking for allotment of the party symbol to it, noting the recognition provided to them in the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra Assembly. The Uddhav Thackeray group then submitted its representation with the EC.
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