Maharashtra: Faith in judiciary reinforced, we are Shiv Sena, says Uddhav Thackeray

Times of India | 1 week ago | 24-09-2022 | 04:21 am

Maharashtra: Faith in judiciary reinforced, we are Shiv Sena, says Uddhav Thackeray

MUMBAI: With the Bombay high court allowing the Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray hold its annual Dussehra rally at Dadar's Shivaji Park, Thackeray said on Friday that he had full faith in the judiciary and that his faith has been reinforced. Uddhav said that the Shiv Sena would hold the rally according to its tradition and told Shiv Sainiks to ensure that there was "no damage" to the traditional way of holding the rally. Uddhav told his Sainiks that the rally should be held with discipline and that they should arrive with enthusiasm but keep discipline and ensure that the Sena's "glorious legacy" is not damaged. Thackeray said that the court had put the onus of maintaining law and order on the state government. "So I hope that the government will play its role. The state government will be responsible for this. There are no two factions in the Shiv Sena, we are the Shiv Sena, and the Sena has grown bigger now," he said. He added that the gathering the Sena held on Wednesday was "only of our Mumbai group heads." Taking a dig at the rebel Shinde faction, he added, "I have full faith in the judiciary and I am not a rebel MLA to say what order the Supreme Court (SC) will give." Uddhav said that the Sena had been holding its Dussehra rally since 1966. "We are taking forward our tradition. Barring the period of Covid-19, we have not missed the Dussehra rally. They (Shinde faction) made it a prestige issue, not us. Our faith in the judiciary has been reinforced. The future of democracy will be decided by the SC in our case. We look to the courts for justice." He said. The Uddhav-led Sena's Thane district unit claimed that 60,000 Sainiks from the city are likely to participate in the Dussehra rally. Kedar Dighe, Sena district president who attended a celebration at Tembhi naka, the stronghold of his uncle and late Sena leader Anand Dighe, said the HC order was the victory of truth. "We will attend in full strength," he said. Madhukar Deshmukh, spokesperson for the Sena's Thane Lok Sabha unit said, "Roughly, 60,000 party workers from the district will attend the event. A few of us will travel by trains, while others will arrive by special buses." -With inputs by Manoj Badgeri

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