Uddhav Thackeray faction calls EC order on symbol 'injustice'
Saturday, 8 October 2022 The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena on Saturday termed the Election Commission's order barring the rival factions of the party from using the party name and election symbol in the Andheri East assembly bypoll as "injustice." The poll body should have taken a decision in a holistic manner rather than passing an interim decision for the bypoll, said Ambadas Danve, leader of the opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council who owes allegiance to the Thackeray group.
The Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the June 2022 political crisis in Maharashtra triggered by the rift in the Shiv Sena leading to two factions- one led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath and the other by Uddhav Thackeray. The bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud also comprised Justices MR Shah, Krishna Murari, Hima Kohli and PS Narasimha. In a major decision the SC refused to interfere with the formation of Eknath Shinde government with the support of BJP, as Uddhav Thackeray resigned without facing a floor test. However the apex court bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud said that the governor in his decision to hold the floor test and the Speaker in his decision of appointing the whip of the Eknath Shinde Group were wrong. The Court held that it cannot order the restoration of Uddhav Thackeray government as he resigned without facing a floor test. Had Uddhav not resigned, the CJI said, he would have ordered in favour of restoration of the government.
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The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on the June 2022 political crisis in Maharashtra triggered by the rift in the Shiv Sena leading to two factions- one led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath and the other by Uddhav Thackeray. The court will decide whether Eknath Shinde remains the chief minister or whether his rebellion and the consequent floor test were illegal. Both Thackeray and Shinde factions of the Shiv Sena are hopeful of victory.
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Karnataka is going to the polls today. Voting began in the state at 7 am on Wednesday. The Election Commission informed that the Assembly elections recorded 20.99% of voter turnout till 11 am.
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As the high-pitched and often acrimonious campaign for the Karnataka Assembly polls came to a close, the Election Commission issued a letter to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge asking to provide clarification and take rectification measures over Sonia Gandhi's ‘Karnataka sovereignty’ remark. The BJP had previously filed a complaint regarding the same and had asked the EC to take action against Sonia Gandhi.
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Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives have suffered losses across England as results from the local elections continue to come in. More than 8,000 seats have been contested in 230 local authorities, with mayoral elections in Bedford, Leicester, Mansfield and Middlesbrough. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have made significant gains, with Sir Keir Starmer’s party seizing control of Medway for the first time in 25 years, and the Lib Dems taking Windsor and Maidenhead from the Conservatives. This year’s local elections were the first to require voters to bring photo ID, and the Electoral Commission says some people were turned away from polling stations. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn