The party’s national executive has also authorized Uddhav Thackeray to make decisions regarding the organization because of the rebellion by Shinde.
Mumbai: The national executive meeting of the Shiv Sena, chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has passed a resolution to stop Eknath Shinde lead rebel MLAs from using party founder Bal Thackeray’s name.
Shiv Sena, which is battling rebellion, has also reached out to the Election Commission to ensure that Bal Thackeray and the party’s name are not used by any other faction.
“On account of the anti-party activities and conduct of MLAs under Eknath Shinde, which is designed to be detrimental to the interests of the Shiv Sena founded by Balasaheb Thackeray, we suspect that the delinquent MLAs will be trying to create confusion by establishing a new political party by misusing the name of ‘Shiv Sena’ or Balasaheb,” the letter to EC read.
The letter further said, “While we cannot prevent Eknath Shinde and his cohorts from establishing any political party they wish to, however, we strongly object to any such party being created in the name of or using the names Shiv Sena or Balasaheb. We wish to intimate you in advance so that we are put to notice in case any such move is made by any of the defectors of Shiv Sena.”
Incidentally, This resolution gets passed on a day when there were reports that rebel MLAs led by Eknath Shinde had decided to name their group as ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb’.
The party’s national executive has also authorized Uddhav Thackeray to make decisions regarding the organization because of the rebellion by Shinde. Along with Shinde, another disgruntled party leader and former minister Ramdas Kadam are expected to face action. Both of them are members of the national executive. Kadam’s son, MLA Yogesh Kadam, has joined the rebel camp in Guwahati.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader has said “Uddhav Ji said that if they want to seek votes, they must beg for it in their father’s name.”
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