Thackeray faction in SC claims Shinde fabricating false narrative

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Thackeray faction in SC claims Shinde fabricating false narrative

New Delhi,: Before hearing Shiv Sena case, a reply has been filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday on behalf of the Uddhav Thackeray faction alleging that the Shinde group has fabricated a false narrative that their voters are angry with the alliance between the NCP and the Congress party with Shiv Sena. The Uddhav Thackeray faction has said that the BJP never gave equal status to the Shiv Sena whereas in the MVA government, the Shiv Sena leader became the Chief Minister. It said that the Election Commission should not take its action until the disqualification of the MLAs of the Shinde faction is decided. It has been said in the petition that as the matter of disqualification of the MLAs of the Shinde faction is pending, the Election Commission of India cannot decide which is the real Shiv Sena. It is noteworthy that the ECI has summoned documents from both parties till August 8.
The decision of the Thackeray faction to invite Eknath Shinde to form the government on behalf of the Governor of Maharashtra has been challenged in the Supreme Court. Apart from this, in the proceedings of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly held on July 3 and 4, the election of the new Speaker and the proceedings of the vote of confidence of the Shinde government have been said to be illegal. The Thackeray faction has also challenged the decision of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to remove the MPs in the Supreme Court. The petition has been filed by MPs Vinayak Raut and Rajan Vichare.
The petition has sought the quashing of the appointment of Rahul Shewale as the leader of the Shiv Sena Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha and Bhavna Gawli as the chief whip. It has been said in the petition that the decision of the Lok Sabha Speaker is arbitrary and against the decisions of Shiv Sena's authorised representatives in Parliament.
The petition said that the Shiv Sena had informed the Lok Sabha Speaker that Vinayak Raut was declared the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha and Rajan Vichare as the Chief Whip. But despite this, the Speaker approved the candidate of the Shinde faction. Even the Speaker of the Lok Sabha did not seek clarification from the Shiv Sena.