Sanjay Raut News: Shiv Sena (UBT) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has once again targeted the Election Commission and BJP. Raut has attacked the Election Commission as well as BJP over the breakup of Shiv Sena and subsequent division of party symbols. He has said that even if you go to Pakistan and ask anyone whose Shiv Sena belongs to, people will say that it belongs to Balasaheb Thackeray. But the Election Commission does not know this.
Raut said that the Election Commission no longer has confidence. She has become the parrot of the central government. Attacking BJP, he said that BJP has become a selfish party. BJP does not talk on China and Manipur, but just keeps taking selfies. Regarding the assembly elections being held in five states, Raut said that BJP will have to face defeat in these elections in all the five states. Talking about the division of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), he said that this is Sharad Pawar’s party.
Both factions got separate election symbols in February
Actually, last year there was a rebellion in Shiv Sena, after which the party got divided into two factions. One of these factions was with Uddhav Thackeray, while the other was with Eknath Shinde. After this, the matter of rights over the party went to the Election Commission. Where in February this year, the Election Commission gave the name of the party ‘Shiv Sena’ and the election symbol of the party ‘Teer-Kaman’ to the Eknath Shinde faction. Now this group is known as ‘Bala Saheb’s Shiv Sena’.
At the same time, the group led by Uddhav Thackeray is known as ‘Shiv Sena (UBT)’. The symbol of this party is a burning torch. The Election Commission had said that the Shindu faction has the support of the MLAs who won the 2019 assembly elections, who have 76 percent of the total vote share of the party in the elections. The vote share of the MLA supporting the Uddhav faction was 24 percent. Due to the split in Shiv Sena, the Mahavikas Aghadi coalition government in Maharashtra also fell.
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