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Real Shiv Sena decision: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde slams Uddhav Thackeray after speaker rules in his faction's favour

Updated on: 11 January,2024 06:57 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday hailed the Maharashtra assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar's ruling, declaring his faction as the "real Shiv Sena political party," as a triumph for truth and democracy, and defeat of autocracy, dictatorship and dynasty politics.

Real Shiv Sena decision: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde slams Uddhav Thackeray after speaker rules in his faction's favour

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. File Photo

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday hailed the Maharashtra assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar's ruling, declaring his faction as the "real Shiv Sena political party," as a triumph for truth and democracy, and defeat of autocracy, dictatorship and dynasty politics.


While criticizing Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, without explicitly mentioning him, characterized the Speaker's decision as a rebuke to those treating the party as a private enterprise.


Shinde was addressing a press conference in his home turf Thane a day after the speaker's "real Shiv Sena decision".


Giving a much-awaited ruling on the cross-petitions by Shiv Sena factions seeking disqualification of each other's MLAs following a split in the party, Narwekar did not disqualify any MLA from the two camps.

Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) later said it will approach the Supreme Court against the speaker's order.

"Satyameva Jayate...The order of the assembly speaker on Shiv Sena is a victory of truth and democracy. It is a defeat of autocracy, dictatorship and dynasty politics. It also proved that no political party, organisation can be run like a private limited company and that nobody can take decisions as per one's whims and fancies," CM Shinde said.

"The order is a tight slap on the face of those who were running the party as if it was their private limited company...This is a victory of Shiv Sainiks, Balasheb Thackeray and Anand Dighe's thoughts and principles," CM Shinde said. Dighe was Shinde's mentor.

"This victory symbolises a decisive response to those who treated the party as their private enterprise. It is a stern rebuke to them for their management of party affairs" he said.

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In a democratic set-up, the majority's opinion holds significance and allegations should not replace the legitimate verdict, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde added.

"Running a political party is not the same as managing a private limited company. Insecurity led to this kind of behaviour and there was blatant disregard for Balasaheb's teachings," he said, targeting Uddhav Thackeray.

He also accused the opposition of making baseless allegations against the speaker.

On the dismissal of the disqualification petition filed by his party's chief whip Bharat Gogawale, CM Shinde expressed dissatisfaction over the reason not being mentioned in the order.

The party's legal team would study the order and determine appropriate steps, he said.

Shinde hit out at the Thackeray-led faction over the conduct of its leaders, and labelled their actions as undemocratic and unbecoming.

He said the undivided Shiv Sena had fought the last assembly election with the BJP, but it betrayed the latter by forming an alliance with other parties. "People of the state will give an appropriate answer to them," he said.

 

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