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ECI: Shinde faction gets Shiv Sena name and bow and arrow symbol, Election Commission's decision

Pankaj Prasad
Eknath Shinde gets Shiv Sena name bow and arrow symbol
Eknath Shinde gets Shiv Sena name bow and arrow symbol

The Election Commission of India on Friday ordered the Shinde faction to be renamed the Shiv Sena.

The Election Commission of India on Friday ordered the Shinde faction to be renamed the Shiv Sena. The commission said that the election symbol arrow and bow will be retained by Eknath Shinde's party. Significantly, both the factions of Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde and Uddhav Thackeray) have been fighting for the party's bow and arrow symbol ever since Shinde (the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra) rebelled against Thackeray last year.

People of a congregation have been undemocratically appointed as office bearers without any election. Such party structures fail to instil trust.

Not given to the Election Commission of India. The amendments nullified the 1999 act of introducing democratic norms in the party constitution, which was brought in by the late Balasaheb Thackeray on the commission's insistence. The commission also said that the undemocratic norms of the Shiv Sena's original constitution, which were not accepted by the commission in 1999, were brought back in a clandestine manner, reducing the party to a fiefdom. Which was brought by the late Balasaheb Thackeray on the request of the commission. The commission also said that the undemocratic norms of the Shiv Sena's original constitution, which were not accepted by the commission in 1999, were brought back in a clandestine manner, reducing the party to a fiefdom. Which was brought by the late Balasaheb Thackeray on the request of the commission. The commission also said that the undemocratic norms of the Shiv Sena's original constitution, which were not accepted by the commission in 1999, were brought back in a clandestine manner, reducing the party to a fiefdom.

The Election Commission also advised all political parties to reflect the democratic ethos and principles of internal party democracy and regularly disclose aspects of their party's internal working on their respective websites. , such as organizational details, conduct of elections, copy of constitution and list of office bearers.

Fair process in internal elections of political parties: ECI

It further said, the constitution of political parties should provide for free, fair and transparent elections to office bearers and a more free and fair process for resolution of internal disputes. These processes should be difficult to modify and should be modifiable only after ensuring broad support of organizational members for the same.

Election Commission working as agent of BJP: Uddhav Thackeray faction

Uddhav Thackeray faction spokesperson Anand Dubey said, the order is what we suspected. We were saying that we do not trust the Election Commission. When the matter is sub-judice before the Supreme Court and no final decision has been taken, this haste of the Election Commission shows that it acts as a BJP agent under the Central Government. We condemn it.

No need to worry, public is with us: Sanjay Raut, Rajya Sabha member

Uddhav faction leader Sanjay Raut, reacting to the announcement of the Election Commission, said, "We need not worry." The public is with us. We will go with a new symbol and put this Shiv Sena once again in the people's court.

This is the victory of truth and democracy: Eknath Shinde, Chief Minister, Maharashtra

On the other hand, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, while reacting to this announcement, said, this is the victory of truth. Democracy is a victory. It is victory of Balasaheb's thoughts and victory of all those people who supported me. This is the victory of Shiv Sena workers. 

Shinde's party is the original Shiv Sena, my best wishes to him: Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister

BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, Shiv Sena following the ideology of Balasaheb Thackeray, CM Shinde's Shiv Sena has become the original Shiv Sena. I wish them the best of luck. We were confident from day one. Because if you see the earlier orders of the Election Commission on various parties, they were similar decisions. 

Shinde said, this country runs on the constitution prepared by Babasaheb Ambedkar. We formed our government on the basis of that constitution. The order of the Election Commission that has come today is on the basis of merit. I express my gratitude to the Election Commission.

Shinde changed display picture on Twitter

Chief Minister Shinde updated his display picture on Twitter and changed Shiv Sena's bow and arrow symbol as picture.