Maharashtra Political Crisis: Eknath Shinde called it a ‘real’ Shiv Sena victory after the Supreme Court granted relief to Shiv Sena rebel MLAs. “This is a win for Dharamveer Anand Dighe Sahab’s ideals and Badshah Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva,” wrote Shinde in Marathi. He included the hashtag “#realshivsenawins” in his post.
Notably, the Supreme Court permitted the Shiv Sena dissident MLAs to reply to the Maharashtra Assembly’s Deputy Speaker’s notice of disqualification by 5.30 PM on July 12. On July 11, a hearing has been scheduled regarding the issue.
Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala’s bench declared that the deadline set by the Deputy Speaker for the petitioners or other MLAs to submit their submissions by today at 5:30 pm was extended to July 12 as a temporary remedy. The writ petition’s petitioners or other legislators are able to include a response without jeopardising their rights.
Ajay Choudhary, Deputy Speaker, and Centre Assembly Secretary received notice from the highest court and was instructed to respond in writing within five days.
‘Not a rebellion, but a fight for the self-respect of the army’
A representative for the Shinde camp and Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar stated that their goal is to safeguard Hindutva following the Supreme Court’s relief. He asserted that the Eknath Shinde camp’s relocation is not a rebellion but rather a struggle for the Shiv Sena’s self-respect.
He declared, “Our struggle is for Hindu Hriday Samrat Shiv Sena Chief Balasaheb’s ideals, the existence of Shiv Sena, the pride of Marathi, and Hindutva.
He stated “I implore Uddhav Ji Thackeray, the leader of my party, to consider, see, and create a new alliance with the BJP. This BJP and Shiv Sena coalition are in accordance with the Maharashtrian people’s choice. Maharashtra will reach new levels of development thanks to this coalition (UT).”