Uddhav Thackeray will be approaching the Supreme Court on Monday to challenge the Election Commission’s decision of awarding the Shiv Sena name and symbol to the faction led by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde.
On Saturday, Shiv Sena (UBT) President Uddhav Thackeray called the Election Commission of India a “slave” of the Centre and vowed to finish off the “thieves” who have been given the original “Shiv Sena” name and “Bow-and-Arrow” symbol.
“These thieves have stolen the name and symbol of Balasaheb Thackeray’s party… It was done on the eve of Maha Shivratri today and Shivaji Jayanti tomorrow. But my ‘Sainiks’ (soldiers) are with me. We shall not rest till we bury these robbers in the elections,” roared Thackeray amidst loud rounds of applause.
“Even the ECI commissioners are behaving like Modi’s slaves… probably they may be rewarded with some plum posts after retirement… But the people of Maharashtra know very well who is genuine… I challenge these stealers to come for the electoral battle with the ‘Bow-and-Arrow’… We will confront you with our ‘Flaming Torch’, and teach you a lesson,” Thackeray dared the Shinde group.