Udhav Unit Submits Symbol Options; Dares Shinde, BJP To Fight Polls Without Balasaheb’s Name


Mumbai: Amid a row over Shiv Sena’s ‘Bow and Arrow’ symbol claim, former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackery submitted a list of three names and symbols on Sunday.

Thackeray faction on Sunday submitted the options of ‘Trishul’, ‘Rising Sun’, and ‘Torch’ as symbols for the party to the Election Commission.

After this, Uddhav shared a video message on Facebook indirectly slamming Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

In the video message, Uddhav said that these people have tried to wipe out this name which he along with his Shiv Sainiks was taking forward.

“Many called me and cried after our symbol was frozen. But I assured everyone that such challenges need to be faced with patience. There is always an opportunity hidden in such challenges,” he said.

“The name of his party was given by my grandfather Prabodhankar Thackeray. I still challenge them to exclude the name of Balasaheb Thackeray and face elections. They want his name, his party, but not his son,” he said.

Notably, EC passed the interim order saying in Andheri East bye polls, neither of the two groups shall be permitted to use the symbol “Bow and Arrow”, reserved for “Shiv Sena”.

The Commission’s ruling came amid the ongoing symbol war between the Uddhav Thackeray camp and rival Eknath Shinde camp.

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