‘We have not left Shiv Sena, we want to change leaders…

The Eknath Shinde group said during the hearing against Shiv Sena in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that we have not left the party. Eknath Shinde Group’s lawyer Harish Salve said that the law cannot be enforced in this case. It is applicable only when MLAs or MPs move to another party or leave the […]
 


‘We have not left Shiv Sena, we want to change leaders…

The Eknath Shinde group said during the hearing against Shiv Sena in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that we have not left the party. Eknath Shinde Group’s lawyer Harish Salve said that the law cannot be enforced in this case. It is applicable only when MLAs or MPs move to another party or leave the party.

The MLAs of the Eknath Shinde group are only angry with the party leadership and are suing as a separate group, as they have the majority. Most of the MPs and MLAs are with the Eknath Shinde faction. The MLAs and MPs of the Shinde faction want a change in the party leadership.

He further said that this issue is not of separation from the party, but of tension and demand for change within the party. At the same time, Kapil Sibal, the lawyer of Uddhav Thackeray’s faction, said that the rebel MLAs cannot stake their claim on the party. Still a third of the MLAs are with the party. He has argued that the rebel MLAs will have to form a new party or join some other party. Eknath Shinde’s government has also been formed in a wrong way. Hence all the decisions taken by him are also illegal.

Kapil Sibal has argued that you cannot claim that you are a political party. You are saying this sitting in Guwahati, they are a political party. Which is decided by the Election Commission. You cannot announce it sitting in Guwahati.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi also represented Shinde Group and said that Shinde Group has only one option to survive. They should merge with BJP, which they are not doing. Meanwhile, a bench of Chief Justice NV Ramanna, Justice Krishna Murari and Hema Kohli adjourned the hearing till Thursday.

Responding to this argument, Harish Salve said that in India we know some leaders of political parties by name. We are referring to Shiv Sena. Our chief minister refused to meet us. We want to change the chief minister. This is not an anti-party movement, but an internal fight within the party.

If a large number of MLAs are not satisfied with the work of the Chief Minister, why can’t they demand a change. Eknath Shinde group said that we have not given up the membership of Shiv Sena. Just because we are not going to the meeting does not mean that we have left the party.