The bench allowed the Thackeray-led team to use the ground from October 2 to October 6 and asked them to maintain law and order.
The BMC had said on September 21 that it was denying the permission because rival Sena group MLA Sada Sarvankar, led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, had made a similar plea and if a party was allowed, it would lead to law and order problems as apprehended by the local police.
The Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray had approached the court seeking a direction to the BMC for permission to hold the party’s annual Dussehra rally. The Dussehra Mela has been held at Shivaji Park every year since 1966, and the BMC has always given its permission based on an application made to them, LiveLaw.in reported.
With PTI input