Uddhav Thackeray, the leader of the Shiv Sena party and a former chief minister, is presently experiencing aftershocks. They recently received another major blow from the Indian Election Commission. Only fifteen days, not four weeks, have been granted to Thackeray to make his case before the Election Commission. They now only have till August 23 to submit their case with all the available material. The Election Commission has provided this information. As a result, there is a good chance that Uddhav Thackeray's issues may get worse.
The Election Commission is now involved in the argument over who owns the Shiv Sena insignia. In addition, the court is currently hearing this case. However, a choice has not yet been taken in this regard. Thackeray has asked the Election Commission to hold off on making a judgement regarding the Shiv Sena's symbol while this dispute is still being decided by the Supreme Court. The Shiv Sena requested the Election Commission grant it four weeks to reconcile the records; however, the Election Commission only gave the Shiv Sena two weeks, or fifteen days, denying this request.
Shiv Sena will need to demonstrate who controls the Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha, and Shiv Sena's political party system in this. A letter was addressed to the Election Commission when Eknath Shinde overthrew the previous administration and established a new one, requesting recognition of the Shiv Sena as the party of the MLAs under his control. Eknath Shinde wrote this letter on July 19, 2022. He has a summons for a plea from the Shiv Sena.
Uddhav Thackeray was chosen to lead the Shiv Sena
as party head in 2018. The chosen leader is Eknath Shinde. Eknath Shinde was chosen as the group leader even after the Legislative Assembly formed the administration. Whose election symbol is Shiv Sena now that the organisation is divided? Who is the legal whip, exactly? The Election Commission must make a decision about this matter because it has emerged.
Thackeray has also appealed this case to the Supreme Court. In this case, he has submitted not one, not two, but five petitions. There are still these hearings. On August 22, there will be another hearing in relation to this case. The dates of August 22 and August 23 will therefore be crucial for Uddhav Thackeray.