In the midst of a dispute with Shiv Sena group led by Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his camp expects all party leaders to heed their demand and attend the assembly.
Reportedly, CM Shinde’s faction has been claiming that Shiv Sena represents all party leaders irrespective of their factional loyalty. This statement from Bharat Gogawale, Shiv Sena chief whip in Maharashtra Assembly, came days after Election Commission of India allotted the party symbol and name to faction led by Shinde.
Gogawale was quoted as saying that Shiv Sena is one and the same. He said that the party’s name and symbol is with them and everyone has to follow their lead.
He further threatened that the group will decide on the ramifications of not following their whip in two weeks, a report in NDTV stated.
Shiv Sena had told the apex court that the party will not move against any leader, who defies the chief whip’s directives, for at least two weeks.