The judgment failed to right the wrongs that the Supreme Court detected in the Shiv Sena split. But if SC upholds the spirit of the judgment in future cases and its larger bench clarifies quickly whether a Speaker served with removal notice by defectors can adjudicate disqualification proceedings it will do a world of good
Devendra Fadnavis told reporters, "I express my complete satisfaction over the Supreme Court's decision. Those who were speculating that this government will collapse today have been silenced (by the verdict)."
Following is the timeline of the Shiv Sena-centric political crisis in Maharashtra.
Sharad Pawar resigned as NCP president just when it seemed he was losing his grip on the party. The decision will nip any potential rebellion in the bud and allow him to step back just that little bit from Maharashtra politics to become a fulcrum of national opposition unity efforts
A bench comprising Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha questioned the locus of petitioner Ashish Giri, a lawyer, and dismissed his plea. "Who are you? What is your locus," the bench asked and then said, "Dismissed."
The ruling Shiv Sena (led by Shinde), however, dubbed Raut as a "fake astrologer" and said there are many such leaders in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena (UBT) who make such predictions.
Speaking at an event attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah at Kharghar in Raigad district, Mungantiwar said the 350th anniversary of Shivaji Maharaj's coronation will be celebrated soon.
He claimed Rahul Gandhi has also insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Other Backward Classes (OBC) community with his "Modi surname" remark and people will not let the Congress leader move on the streets.
The Bharatiya Janta Party and the Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde will contest all 288 Assembly and 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in alliance with other NDA constituents.
The civic body is set to buy thousands of street benches (almost 40,000) and planters (containers in which plants are grown) as part of the project, said Aaditya Thackeray, and asked where will the BMC install all these items.
Sawant was an MLC of then united Shiv Sena and was cabinet minister for public health from 2014 to 2018 in the Devendra Fadanvis-led government.
Thackeray said the poll body can never take away the party, founded by his father late Bal Thackeray, from him.
The Supreme Court permitted the Uddhav Thackeray faction to use the name 'Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray)' and 'flaming torch' symbol for the upcoming bye-elections in Chinchwad and Kasba Peth.
With the SC now hearing Uddhav Thackeray’s plea against the EC decision to allot the Shiv Sena party name and symbol to Eknath Shinde-led faction, here is everything you need to know about the electoral symbols in India and how they are allotted.
Responding to a letter written by Shinde faction's floor leader Rahul Shewalae, the Lok Sabha Secretariat said the designated room for the Sena office in the Parliament building has been allotted to the party.
The meeting will be attended by MLAs, MPs and other Shiv Sena leaders who have been working with Shinde since he broke away from the party led by Uddhav Thackeray, a close aide of the CM said.
Singer Sonu Nigam and his team members were allegedly attacked during a concert in Mumbai on February 20.
Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud for an early listing of the Thackeray-led Sena faction's petition.
Raut in a tweet claimed the Rs 2,000 crore was a preliminary figure, and that this was 100 per cent true.
Flaming torch is the symbol allotted to the Thackeray-led faction by the EC last year.
In a big blow to Thackeray, the EC on Friday allotted the name 'Shiv Sena' and its poll symbol 'bow and arrow' to the group led by CM Shinde.
The order comes amid the ongoing tussle between Shinde faction and the Uddhav Thackeray-led group over the rights to use the 'bow and arrow' symbol
"I thank Election Commission. Majority counts in democracy," Shinde said, reacting to the poll panel's decision, seen as a major blow to the Uddhav Thackeray-led faction.
The editorial alleged that the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena(the Eknath Shinde led faction) was silent on the fact that the cut-outs of BJP leaders were made bigger than the cut-outs of late Balasaheb Thackeray and went on to call the BJP a crocodile which has swallowed a frog(the Eknath Shinde led Shiv Sena).
The rival Shiv Sena factions led by Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde faced off on Wednesday evening at the party's office at the civic headquarters in south Mumbai. Tension had prevailed for an hour on the premises till police intervened.