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Shiv Sena Uddhav Faction Gets New Name, ‘Flaming Torch’ Election Symbol

Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) has allotted the name ‘Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray)’ and the ‘flaming torch’ symbol to former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s faction for the Andheri East bypoll.

The Eknath Shinde-led faction, which will fight the election under the name ‘Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena’, has been asked to submit a new list of symbols by 10 am on Tuesday.

The survey board denied Trishul and Gada (mace) as survey images to equal Shiv Sena groups, refering to strict implications.

The Election Commission alloted ‘flaring light’ (mashaal) as political race image to Uddhav Thackeray group of Shiv Sena and asked Shinde gathering to choose a new survey image. The Shinde camp has been approached to pick party image and submit before ECI by 10 am on October 11.

Responding to the EC’s choice, Bhaskar Jadhav from the Uddhav Thackeray bunch, said they are blissful and think about it as a significant triumph.

Prior in the day, Uddhav Thackeray had moved the Delhi High Court looking for suppress of the request for survey board freezing party name Shiv Sena and its political race image ‘bow and bolt’.

“Since bye-elections have been advised in the Province of Maharashtra for 166-Andheri East voting public for which the last date of designations is October 14, 2022 and the date of survey is November 3, grave bias will be caused to the applicant (Thackeray) and his party on the off chance that the decried request isn’t remained,” the supplication read.

The Election Commission on October 8 had banned the two Sena groups from utilizing the party name and its political race image in the Andheri East get together bye-political decision.

‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb Thackeray, Shiv Sena Balasaheb Prabodhankar Thackeray, and Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray’ were sent as three names for endorsement to EC by the Uddhav group.

The group likewise sent three choices – a rising sun, a consuming light (mashaal), and a spear – as the survey image to the Political race Commission.

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