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Setback for Uddhav as Shinde faction wins 'Shiv Sena' name, party symbol

Following a coup by Shinde in June 2022, two factions emerged in the Shiv Sena. The party was divided between the supporters of Uddhav Thackeray and Ekanth Shinde

Former Maharashtra CM, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with Maha CM Eknath Shinde.
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Former Maharashtra CM, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray (left) with Maha CM Eknath Shinde (right).

BS Web Team New Delhi
The Election Commission of India (ECI) allotted the party name 'Shiv Sena' and the party symbol of bow and arrow to the Shiv Sena faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Friday. 

This is a major setback to Uddhav Thackeray and his supporters.

Following a coup by Shinde in June 2022, two factions emerged in the Shiv Sena. The party was divided between the supporters of Uddhav Thackeray and Ekanth Shinde. 

Shinde and his supporters broke away from the NCP-Shiv Sena government led by the then CM Uddhav Thackeray. Shinde and his supporters joined hands with the BJP

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First Published: Feb 17 2023 | 7:50 PM IST

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