Election Fee did favor in giving ‘two swords-one protect’ mark to Shinde faction, Uddhav faction expressed displeasure by sending letter to EC

Mumbai: Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction filed a grievance with the Election Fee (EC) on Thursday. It accused the Election Fee of being biased within the allocation of election symbols and occasion names. The Uddhav faction additionally alleged that the fee had uploaded its letter relating to the selection of election image and occasion title on the fee’s web site, which benefitted the rival faction. In a letter despatched to the Election Fee by advocate Vivek Singh, the Uddhav faction of Shiv Sena mentioned that a number of letters and actions of the Hon’ble Fee have given rise to severe apprehension of favoritism within the thoughts of the Respondent.

Final week, the Election Fee banned rival factions of Shiv Sena from utilizing the occasion’s title and the ‘bow-arrow’ image. On account of this, the decision of the continued dispute over the ‘Asal Shiv Sena’ was hanging. Earlier this week, the fee had allotted the title ‘Shiv Sena-Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray’ and ‘Mashaal’ election image to the Uddhav faction. On the identical time, the Shinde group was given the title ‘Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena’ and the image ‘two swords and one protect’.

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Singh, the counsel for the Uddhav faction, argued that the Election Fee didn’t give sufficient time to the occasion to file its reply after the Shinde group claimed the ‘bow-arrow’ image for the Andheri East seat in Maharashtra. . The Uddhav faction additionally alleged that the Fee had uploaded its letter on the Election Fee’s web site relating to the selection of image and occasion title, which benefitted the rival faction.

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Singh mentioned this was performed even earlier than the fee took any determination relating to the allocation of occasion names and symbols and probably earlier than the petitioner submitted the record of proposed names and symbols of his selection. Thus the petitioner and his group clearly obtained an unfair benefit over the respondent. Singh claimed that the Shinde faction had “cunningly” given the identical title and image as the primary and second selection for the occasion’s title and election image, which was chosen by the Uddhav faction.

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He mentioned that if the Fee had not publicly shared the particular letter obtained from us on its web site, this could not have occurred. Utilizing this unilateral and unfair motion, the petitioner has ensured that his preferences relating to title and mark don’t result in the respondent getting the title and mark of his first selection.

Singh mentioned the fee’s letter relating to the allotment of the ‘torch’ image to the Uddhav faction didn’t have an image of it, whereas the letter despatched to the Shinde group contained a bigger image of the ‘two swords and one protect’ election image given to it. He mentioned that this transfer was as soon as once more giving undue benefit to the petitioner.