Why EC was in hurry to decide Sena case, asks NCP leader Ajit Pawar

Ordinary Shiv Sena workers will stand by Uddhav Thackeray, he added

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NCP leader Ajit Pawar (Photo: PTI)

NCP leader Ajit Pawar (Photo: PTI)

Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Friday termed the Election Commission's decision to recognize the Eknath Shinde-led faction as the real Shiv Sena as "unexpected" and asked why the poll panel was in a hurry to give the ruling.

Ordinary Shiv Sena workers will stand by Uddhav Thackeray, he added.

"It is an unexpected ruling. It is difficult to understand why so much haste was shown (by the EC ) when the Supreme Court today morning said it would give decision (in a related matter) after hearing arguments from both the sides from February 21," Pawar said. "Everyone knows who founded the Shiv Sena. Who was Hindu-hriday Samrat? Who was the Shiv Sena chief? Who was leading the Sena after Balasaheb's death? So the common Shiv Sainik and voters who believe in the Shiv Sena will retain respect toward Uddhav ji and will prove that their Shiv Sena is the real Shiv Sena in the elections," he said.

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First Published: Feb 18 2023 | 7:06 AM IST

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