The decision on Shiv Sena is out and the party and its people have turned the full circle. The Thackreys, synonymous to the Shiv Sena, and their supporters have been relegated to the back seat after the Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly announced the decision of the Election Commission, which ruled in favour of the Shinde faction. The Speaker of the Assembly, Rahul Narwekar, declared that the Shinde faction is the real Shiv Sena, but also went on to add that no MLAs of either faction will be disqualified.
I am not surprised at all. We had heard 'Wahi hota hai j manzoor-e-khuda' hota hai'...after 2014 a new tradition has begun, 'Wahi hota hai Jo manzoor-e-Narendra Modi aur Amit Shah hota hai': Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi
"Today, it has been proved once again that power and money sit over the Constitution. The way injustice is being done to us, the entire Maharashtra and India are watching it. Now we are left with the option of moving the Supreme Court again. We will approach the Supreme Court and we are confident that we will get justice," Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Anand Dubey.
Sena (UBT) leaders Sanjay Raut said that the Thackrey faction will approach the Supreme Court against the decision on the disqualification of the MLAs after the speaker announced the verdict as political temperatures in the Maharashtra Assembly rose to a frenzy. Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Anand Dubey in his comments said that it has once again been proven that power and money sit over the Constitution. He said that the entire India is watching the injustice meted out to the Thackrey group and that the faction will approach the Supreme Court.
Before announcing his verdict, the Speaker had said that there are no grounds to disqualify 16 Shinde faction for not attending the party meeting on June 21, 2022. Further, he dismissed all the petitions seeking disqualification of the Shinde faction MLAs and followed it up by saying that none of the MLAs of the Uddhav faction will be disqualified.