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Fight for truth will continue: Aaditya on SC ruling on Shinde faction plea

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray said the SC allowing the EC to hear the plea of the faction led by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde cannot be construed as a victory for either camp

Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray | Photo: WEF

Press Trust of India Mumbai
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on Tuesday said the Supreme Court allowing the Election Commission to hear the plea of the faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde cannot be construed as a victory for either camp.
He said the battle for truth will continue in the Election Commission of India (ECI).
Aaditya, son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, was reacting to the Supreme Court allowing the ECI to go ahead with the hearing of the Shinde group's plea for recognition as the "real" Shiv Sena and allocation of the party's bow-and-arrow poll symbol to it.
He said the apex court's ruling was neither victory nor defeat for anyone.
"The arguments in the case will have a far-reaching impact on the democratic principles in the country. We stand for truth and truth will prevail. The stage for arguments has shifted from the court to ECI. We are ready for the hearing. We have faith in the judiciary. We believe in the Constitution and will fight the battle for truth with all our might," he told reporters.
Earlier in the day, Justice D Y Chandrachud, heading a constitution bench, of the Supreme Court rejected the plea of the Uddhav Thackeray-led faction seeking to restrain the EC from deciding the Shinde group's claim over the original" Shiv Sena.

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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 9:14 PM IST

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