Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde (File Image | IANS)

Maha Speaker seeks to ‘please all’: No MLAs disqualified, Shinde gets Shiv Sena, govt survives

Mumbai | In a significant but “please-all” verdict, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar on Wednesday recognised the faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde as the “real” Shiv Sena, but declined to disqualify the MLAs of both groups, including the Shiv Sena-UBT led by ex-CM Uddhav Thackeray, and ensured the survival of the ruling MahaYuti […]

Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde (File Image | IANS)

Supreme Court: Can’t restore Uddhav Thackeray govt after resignation, Governor also erred

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Thursday said that had Uddhav Thackeray refrained from resigning as the chief minister of Maharashtra, the court could have reinstated him, but the court cannot quash a resignation. The top court also held that the Governor erred in concluding that Uddhav Thackeray had lost the majority in the House. […]

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Uddhav Thackeray faction moves SC challenging EC decision on Shiv Sena name, symbol

New Delhi | The Uddhav Thackeray faction has moved the Supreme Court against the Election Commission of India (ECI) decision recognising the Eknath Shinde faction as the official Shiv Sena. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned the plea challenging the ECI decision before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud. Singhvi requested for […]

Shinde hails ‘Two Swords & Shield’ symbol, says it has origins in Maharashtra

Mumbai/New Delhi | The Election Commission (EC) has allotted the poll symbol ‘Two Swords & Shield’ to the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena party headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, officials said. The EC has made the interim arrangement to enable the party put up a candidate for the upcoming by-polls to Andheri East assembly elections and […]

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (File Image | IANS)

Shinde faction sends 3 new symbols to EC ahead of by-election

New Delhi | The Eknath Shinde faction has sent 3 new election symbols to the Election Commission (EC) regarding the Andheri assembly by-election in Mumbai. A day earlier, the Election Commission had rejected his 3 symbols including the gada (mace). The final decision is expected on Tuesday. This follows the EC’s decision to put an […]

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (File Image | IANS)

Threats to Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde from unknown caller, security tightened

Mumbai | Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s security cover was tightened after specific inputs indicating threats to his life through a mystery phone call on Sunday. The Home Department, handled by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, has also ordered a probe with efforts on to trace the call and the unknown caller. Simultaneously, security at Shinde’s […]