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Uddhav Thackeray In SC: ‘Shinde Camp Sat On BJP’s Lap’

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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, ‚ÄúThey 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.

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