Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, his son and former state minister Aditya Thackeray, and his close confidant Sanjay Raut were momentarily summoned by the Delhi High Court in a vilification case.
The April 17 process is in connection with a solicitation filed by Rahul Ramesh Shewale, an MP from the rival Eknath Shinde camp of the Shiv Sena. Mr. Raut and other leaders from the Thackeray camp had claimed that Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr Shinde and his fellow leaders “bought” the ‘arc and arrow’ symbol of the Shiv Sena for ₹2,000 crore.
Mr. Shewale in his solicitation to the court demanded that it restrain the Thackeray camp leaders from making similar reflections in the future. The court, still, said it wouldn’t pass an order without hearing the other party as it’s a political issue.
Rahul Ramesh Shewale’s counsel during the hail said that Sanjay Raut and others had made the allegation against an institution like the Election Commission of India. The Delhi High Court said the ECI is able to respond to similar claims. The Election Commission lately recognized the body led by Mr. Shinde as the Shiv Sena and distributed it the “arc and arrow” bean symbol.
Bal Thackeray, the father of Uddhav Thackeray and a Shiv Sena author, was allegedly trying to ruin the careers of party officials, according to Eknath Shinde, who proclaims himself the genuine successor to his late father’s legacy. Naming Raj Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray’s estranged kinsman, and Narayan Rane, among others who left his side, Mr. Shinde said he’d never
seen a leader who conspires with other political parties to destroy the political careers of his own people. “How will the party develop in such circumstances?” I’m not ‘gaddar’ but ‘khuddar’ (a tone-esteeming person). “Uddhav Thackeray does not have the right to call us serpents,” he said.
Upset at Mr. Thackeray for compromising with Shiv Sena’s core ideals and jilting the BJP to form an alliance government with direct rivals Congress and Sharad Pawar-led NCP, Mr Shinde launched an achievement that brought down the Maha Vikas Agadi government. Eknath Shinde, along with 39 Shiv Sena MLAs, joined forces with the BJP, which he said was his party’s natural supporter, and formed a new government with BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis as his deputy. Shiv Sena last week sacked Sanjay Raut as the leader of its administrative party and appointed Lok Sabha MP Gajanan Kirtikar as his successor.