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Maha Political Crisis: Five Judge Bench to Hear Plea on August 25th

Story Highlights
  • SC transferred the petitions filed by Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde to Constitution bench
  • A list of eight questions generated for the next hearing.
  • Eknath Shinde had urged SC to dismiss pleas by the Thackery faction.

New Delhi: The SC hearing the case pertaining to the claim over Shiv Sena referred matters to the Constitution bench. The apex court transferred the pleas to the Constitution bench while hearing the petitions filed by Shiv Sena factions led by Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde respectively relating to the recent political crisis in the state. 

The bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana ordered the listing of petitions before the constitution bench on Thursday and directed the Election Commission not to pass any orders on Shinde faction’s plea that it be considered the real Shiv Sena and granted the party’s poll symbol. It framed eight questions for the larger bench to decide the party claim.

“List the matter before the constitution bench the day after tomorrow and the bench will decide about the symbol related to the Election Commission proceeding at the beginning,” the bench also comprising Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli said.

The matter will be next heard on August 25th by a five membered panel 

Eknath Shinde had last month urged the SC to dismiss all pleas by former Maha CM and let the EC decide whose faction is the real Shiv Sena.

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