In Maharashtra, the ongoing conflict between Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde factions over the Dussehra rally at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park ended. The Bombay High Court allowed the Uddhav group to hold a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park from October 2 to October 6. However, it is reported that the Shinde group will now go to the Supreme Court against this decision.
Shiv Sena has been organizing Dussehra rallies at Shivaji Park every year since its inception. Due to Corona, this rally was not held in the last two years. At the same time, after the earthquake in Maharashtra politics and the Shiv Sena split this year, the Uddhav Thackeray faction, which was trying to strengthen its ground, announced a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park on October 5. But in the meantime, Shiv Sena’s Shinde group also announced to hold a rally there this time, causing both sides to face off and a serious problem before the BMC.
A day earlier, the BMC had not allowed both the Shiv Sena groups to hold a rally at Shivaji Park in view of the controversy and conflict. The Thackeray group approached the Bombay High Court against this decision. Hearing the matter on Thursday, the High Court allowed the petitioner to hold a rally at Shivaji Park from October 2 to 6. After this Shiv Sena can now hold a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park itself on October 5.
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However, apart from ruling in favor of the Uddhav group, the High Court has also issued many conditions regarding the assembly. The court asked the Thackeray group to maintain law and order. Besides, the police have also been instructed to video record the rally. If there is any mistake in the rally, the program will not be allowed to continue later, the court said.
The decision has sent waves of joy in the Thackeray group and its leaders are calling it a big victory for them. On the other hand, the Eknath Shinde group suffered a major blow. This is considered a big blow for CM Shinde as the party is not allowed to hold party rallies despite being in power in Maharashtra. However, there are reports that the Shinde group will go to the Supreme Court against the decision of the High Court.