The Bombay High Court has allowed the Uddhav Thackeray-led faction of Shiv Sena to hold Dussehra rally in Mumbai’s Shivaji Park on October 5. It has also given them permission to use the Park for preparations from October 2.
Earlier, it had rejected the application of the Eknath Shinde-led faction to hold the rally.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena yesterday said the BMC’s decision to deny permission to it for Dussehra rally at the Shivaji Park in Dadar was expected and claimed it was “very bad script of the BJP”. They also said they would go ahead and the hold the rally at Shivaji Park despite the BMC denying permission.
Faith in judiciary vindicated, crows Uddhav’s Sena
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena on Friday welcomed the Bombay high court’s decision to allow it to hold its annual Dussehra rally at the iconic Shivaji Park ground, saying its faith in the judiciary stood vindicated.
Welcoming the decision, party spokesperson Manisha Kayande said this year’s rally will be grand.
There must have been some pressure on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation which had denied the permission, she claimed.
“Our faith in the judiciary stands vindicated. For the last many years, Dussehra rally has been taking place at `Shiv-tirtha’ (as the Sena refers to Shivaji Park), but this time attempt was made through the Shinde faction and BJP to create obstacles. Thankfully, the court rejected it,” said Sena secretary Vinayak Raut.
The Sena faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde too had applied for permission to hold its rally at Shivaji Park on the same day (October 5).