Though no injuries were reported in the clash, police resorted to mild lathi-charge to disperse warring workers of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) and the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena
Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde. File Pic
Members of Shiv Sena's rival factions clashed in Deolaligaon in Maharashtra's Nashik city on Thursday evening, leading to tension in the area for sometime, police sources said.
Though no injuries were reported in the clash, police resorted to mild lathi-charge to disperse warring workers of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) and the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena, they said.
According to the sources, a meeting of different political parties was called to chalk out a plan to celebrate Shiv Jayanti - the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj - next month in the city.
Activists of the two Senas were also present at the meeting and they got into an argument over some issue related to Shiv Jayanti celebrations. Verbal argument soon gave way to physical fight between the two sides, they said.
On getting information of the clash, police rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the two groups, but when their effort failed, the law enforcers wielded lathis (wooden batons) to bring the situation under control, said the sources.
Security in the area has been stepped up.
A video of the clash has surfaced on social media platforms.
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