SC asks EC not to decide for now Eknath Shinde faction's plea to be considered real Shiv Sena

PTI | | Updated on: Aug 04, 2022
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with MLAs after a special session of Maharashtra Assembly, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. (PTI)

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with MLAs after a special session of Maharashtra Assembly, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. (PTI)

A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana said it would take a call by Monday

The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Election Commission not to take any decision for now on the Eknath Shinde faction's plea that it be considered the real Shiv Sena and granted the party poll symbol.

A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana said it would take a call by Monday on referring the matters related to the recent Maharashtra political crisis to a constitution bench.

"We will decide whether to refer the matter to the 5-judges constitution bench," the bench, also comprising justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli, said.

The apex court was hearing the petitions filed by the Shiv Sena and its rebel MLAs during the recent Maharashtra political crisis which raised constitutional issues including those related to splits, mergers of political parties, defections, and disqualifications.

Published on August 04, 2022
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