Team Uddhav Thackerays said, “All events that followed, including the floor test and the appointment of Shinde as new Chief Minister are the fruit of a poisonous tree.”
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray has accused the rebel group led by CM Eknath Shinde by saying that they created a fake narrative to take the anti-party stand. The Thackeray team made the allegations in their response to the Supreme Court today ahead of a crucial hearing into the battle for control of the Maharashtra party.
Team Thackeray in the Supreme Court said, “They have created a narrative that voters are angry at the Shiv Sena’s alliance with the NCP and Congress but the reality is that these MLAs remained ministers in the alliance of Maha Vikas Aghadi for two and a half years and never objected.
Further added, “All the events that followed, including the floor test and Shinde’s appointment as the new Chief Minister, are the fruit of a poisonous tree, the seeds of which were brazenly sown in the Supreme Court by MLA . The rebel MLAs have turned to the election commission with claims of “Real Sena” to cover up their anti-party activities. It is unlikely why the rebel MLAs had to leave Maharashtra and go to BJP-ruled Gujarat and then sit on the lap of the BJP in Assam if they had the support of their party cadres. Needless to say, there were no Shiv Sena cadres in Gujarat and Assam, only BJP cadres who provided full logistical support to the MLAs.”
The former CM Uddhav Thackeray faction also said that the Shinde camp called BJP an old ally of Shiv Sena because they enjoyed it’s support whereas the truth is BJP never considered Shiv Sena equal. Adding further it was mentioned that if these MLAs were concerned for the voter on the MVA government then why did they join the party since day one.
Mr. Thackeray has requested the Supreme Court to prevent the electoral commission from deciding who controls the party until the decision is made to disqualify the MLAs who had rebelled against Mr. Thackeray. The Electoral Commission ordered both Sena groups to submit documentary evidence and written statements to prove who represents the party by August 8.
In a letter to the constitutional body responsible for assigning party symbols and conducting elections, Team Shinde said they had the support of 40 of the 55 MLAs and 12 of the 18 Lok Sabha MPs.
As an independent media platform, we do not take advertisements from governments and corporate houses. It is you, our readers, who have supported us on our journey to do honest and unbiased journalism. Please contribute, so that we can continue to do the same in future.