Shinde’s claim – his election symbol bow and arrow
The Shinde faction, claiming itself to be the original Shiv Sena, approached the Election Commission. Meanwhile, 12 of the party’s 19 MPs in the Lok Sabha have marched towards the Shinde faction. In the Lok Sabha, the Speaker also gave them the recognition of a separate faction. His new party whip chief is also about to be appointed.
The Shinde faction had written to the Election Commission demanding allotment of the Shiv Sena’s election symbol ‘Dhanush-Baan’ to them. In a letter sent to the Election Commission, the Shinde faction claimed the support of 40 out of 55 MLAs and 12 out of 19 Lok Sabha MPs.
Uddhav said – we should be heard before the decision
Shiv Sena supremo and founder late Balasaheb Thackeray’s son and Uddhav Thackeray’s faction also wrote to the Election Commission. In this letter, the camp of the former Chief Minister of the state had requested that his views be heard before taking any decision on the claims on the name of the party and its symbol.