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Delhi HC reserves order on Uddhav Thackeray’s plea challenging freeze on party’s name, symbol

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 The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved its order on former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s plea against a single-judge order dismissing his plea against Election Commission of India (ECI)’s decision to freeze Shiv Sena’s ‘bow and arrow’ party symbol.

Thackeray had approached the High Court on December 13 against its single-judge bench order rejecting his plea against Election Commission’s decision to freeze Shiv Sena’s name and symbol.

On November 15, Justice Sanjeev Narula had dismissed Thackeray’s petition holding that there was no interdiction by the Supreme Court regarding the proceedings to be conducted by the EC.

The EC had directed both Thackeray and Eknath Shinde to restrain from using the same name or symbol till the official recognition is finally decided on October 8.

They were alloted different symbols for the recent Andheri East bypoll.

Thackeray had appealed that EC had assumed that there are two factions of Shiv Sena party while passing the freezing order.

Moreover, he had claimed that it cannot be said that there are two factions in the party as he remains “rightfully elected President”, which was admitted even by Shinde.

“The observation of the Ld. Single Judge that both the Appellant and the Respondent No. 2 claim to be the President of the original Shiv Sena party is factually incorrect, as the Respondent No. 2 in para 3 of his para 15 petition filed before Respondent No. 1 himself states that the Appellant herein is, and continues to be the Shivsena Pramukh (President/Pramukh) of the Shiv Sena Political Party,” the appeal stated.

He had stated that the EC has exercised its jurisdiction without taking note of the disqualification proceedings pending before the top court against Shinde.

“Single-judge failed to appreciate that the question of disqualification of Respondent No. 2 (Shinde) is still pending adjudication before the Hon’ble Supreme Court and the action of Respondent No 1 (ECI) is premised on an underlying assumption that the Hon’ble Supreme Court will decide in favour of Respondent No. 2,” he had said.

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The opposition criticized the government after the death of 31 people, including 12 children, in Nanded hospital.

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Mumbai: (Yusuf Rana) The total death toll in 48 hours has reached 31 with the death of 7 people, including 4 infants, who were undergoing treatment at Shankarrao Chavan Government Hospital in Nanded. These deaths have shocked the people of the state. The public demand is gaining momentum that the incidents of deaths in the last 24 hours at Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital in Nanded are serious and should be thoroughly investigated. After this, the opposition attacked the government, Eknath Shinde, Fadnavis and Ajit Dada Pawar. Senior leader and National Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar criticized the Eknath Shinde government for these deaths and said that this incident highlights the failure of the government machinery. And demanded. Critical response to ensure the safety of patients in the future. Pawar officially took to social media and wrote on Twitter that “24 people, including 12 infants, died in a government hospital in Nandir in 24 hours. This incident is truly shocking.” Pawar said 18 people died at Kalwa Hospital of Thane Municipal Corporation. Sanjay Rawat also targeted the BJP government and said that the state of cleanliness in Maharashtra has always been high but the way all the government departments of Maharashtra have been working for the last one year, neither the Health Minister nor The health department is worried. Work. No doctor is working, no one is in control. Health department is the most neglected department in Maharashtra. Sanjay Rawat said that the oxygen incident took place in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. More than 200 children died. The condition of the entire country is the same but the condition of Maharashtra is different. Medical service here has always been good. For the last one year, all the government employees of Maharashtra have been working like this. Neither the health department is working, nor the government doctors, even the Health Minister is not concerned. Nobody has control. Former chief minister and senior Congress leader from Nanded Ashok Chavan said that apart from these deaths, the condition of 70 more patients referred from other private hospitals in the district is said to be critical. “I spoke to the dean of the hospital, who said there was a shortage of nursing and medical staff,” Chavan said. Some equipment is not working and some departments are not working due to various reasons. This is a very serious problem. Shiv Sena (UBT) deputy leader Sushma Andhra alleged negligence and cited the similar death of 18 patients at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Government Hospital in Thane in mid-August. Andre said, “It is clear that Health Minister Sawant is ineffective and the CM should either accept his resignation or dismiss him. Criticizing the government, Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sole strongly condemned the widespread deaths and said this triple engine government is responsible for the deaths of all 24 innocent people. NCP spokesperson Vikas Lavande said the deaths occurred due to government negligence and lack of medical supplies. It is unfortunate for the government to promote festivals and events. Hospital Dean S. Vakude says that 6 boys and 7 girls died due to various reasons. While another 12 adults have died, most of them due to snake bites. He claimed that many patients had come from far away places. The hospital faced problems due to budget constraints and lack of timely procurement of appropriate medicines for them, among other problems. Priyanka Chaturvedi of Shiv Sena (UBT) said, “This is shameful, please don’t let them die.” Rather, it is murder due to the gross negligence of an unconstitutional state government. They are so busy planning impressive events or foreign trips that they forget their primary function of serving the state.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Shiv Sena (UBT) May Contest 8 Of 10 Seats In Mumbai Metropolitan Region

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Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackeray-led faction of Shiv Sena is keen to contest 8 out of the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region with some ‘give and take’ in the next elections, sources said on Tuesday.

Thackeray has been holding consultations with the party workers and leaders for the last few days. On Tuesday, he met with office-bearers from the Mumbai North East and the Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituencies.

The Shiv Sena (undivided) had won three of the total six LS constituencies in Mumbai in 2019 when it contested in alliance with BJP. 

Besides Mumbai South, Mumbai South Central, and Mumbai Northwest seats, the Shiv Sena had also won Kalyan, Thane, and Palghar seats in the last elections. 

However, MPs from Mumbai South Central, Mumbai North West, Palghar, and Kalyan have switched their loyalties to the Shiv Sena led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

The Shiv Sena (UBT) has now staked claims to Kalyan, represented by CM Shinde’s son Shrikant Shinde, Thane, Palghar, and Bhiwandi seats in the MMR region along with the Mumbai North East.  

“Ready to leave 2 seats for Congress and NCP”

“We have a candidate in the former Mumbai North East MP Sanjay Dina Patil who has joined Shiv Sena (UBT) and we are keen to contest from this seat. We are ready to leave Mumbai North Central and Mumbai North seats for the Congress and the NCP,” Shiv Sena (UBT) sources said. 

The Congress had contested the Bhiwandi seat in the previous elections but we are keen to fight this time, they said. 

BJP’s Poonam Mahajan had defeated Priya Dutt of Congress from Mumbai North Central. The Mumbai North seat is a BJP fortress. In 2019, sitting MP Gopal Shetty won with a huge margin by defeating actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar, who contested on Congress ticket.

BJP’s Kapil Patil had defeated Congress’ Suresh Taware in Bhiwandi while the Palghar seat was won by Shiv Sena (undivided).  

“We will discuss our stand with Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies during deliberations,” sources said. 

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Mumbai: 2 More Corporators Join Shinde Faction Of Shiv Sena; Tally Reaches 35

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Two more former corporators from Chandivali, Leena Shukla and Harish Shukla, joined Shiv Sena in presence of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday taking the total number of corporators in Mumbai who have joined the party to 35. Congress block Women’s wing president Maya Khot, vice president Jaya Nadar and several other party workers too joined the Shiv Sena also with the two former corporators.

Impressed with working style of CM Shinde

While giving the credit for the development in Mumbai to CM Shinde, Leena Shukla said that impressed with the working style of CM Shinde, she and her fellow workers decided to join Shiv Sena. She also vouched to work for Shiv Sena in order to see that CM Shinde continues to be in the seat.

While welcoming the former corporators, CM Shinde said that the change in the pace of Mumbai’s infrastructure development after the MahaYuti government came to power is noticeable and people have given the mandate for them.

Most projects stalled due to personal ego during MVA rule

“During the MVA rule all the work had almost come to a standstill. COVID was a reason for the initial few months, but even after that the development didn’t get the impetus it needed. Most of the projects were stalled due to personal ego. Actually it is the duty of every Chief Minister to keep away their personal likes and dislikes and take decisions in the favour of the state’s best interests. But, it wasn’t so during the MVA rule,” CM Shinde said while criticizing Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray without naming him.

“Mumbai is a city of international repute and its residents are entitled to get amenities of that stature,” CM Shinde said, adding that the new dispensaries started by his government are serving the poor. He also said that he also ensured that the BMC workers get good conditions so that they will work for the betterment of the city with all their heart.

CM also said that his party is gaining power day by day and added that he now has 35 corporators who were elected in 2017 with him. Shinde also criticized Shiv Sena (UBT) for rampant corruption in running the city as well as handling COVID situation and added that he never betrays those who trust him with pure heart.

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