Bombay High Court allows Uddhav Thackeray faction to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park, lashing out at BMC

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde faction has received a major setback from the Bombay High Court. The Bombay High Court has allowed former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to hold a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. A division bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice Kamal Khata observed that the BMC misused its powers in deciding the application of the petitioners.

Shiv Sena, founded by Bal Thackeray, has been holding its annual Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park since 1966 (except for the last two years after the coronavirus pandemic). On August 22, Anil Desai of the Thackeray-led Shiv Sena had applied to the BMC for permission for Shivaji Park.

At the same time, on August 30, Shinde faction MLA Sada Sarvankar had also made a similar application. However, the BMC did not allow the rival faction of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led party to organize the Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park.

In June this year, the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government collapsed following a rebellion by the Eknath Shinde faction in the Shiv Sena. The Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance consisted of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress. Later Shinde took oath as Chief Minister and Devendra Fadnavis of Varaj took oath as Deputy Chief Minister.

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