Uddhav and Eknath Shinde’s fight over Dussehra rally reaches HC, Shiv Sena’s application, seeking order to BMC

The Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray has now moved the High Court demanding a rally at Shivaji Park. By filing an application in the court, the Shiv Sena has demanded that it order the BMC to take an early decision on its applications on August 22 and 26. The party says that it wants to hold a rally at Shivaji Park in Dadar on October 5 and a decision should be taken before that so that there is ease of preparation. Let us tell you that Shiv Sena has been rallying here since its 6-decade long history. An application has been filed in the High Court with the demand of immediate hearing on behalf of party secretary Anil Desai.

The Bombay High Court bench will hear this on Thursday. This application on behalf of advocate Joel Carlos has been filed before a bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice Kamal Khata. The petition states that Shiv Sena has been organizing the rally at Shivaji Park since 1966. Told Shiv Sena that workers have been reaching this ground without any invitation for the rally. In such a situation, it would be wrong to ban the rally here and it should be approved soon. The Shiv Sena said that the state government had issued a notification in January 2016 and allowed Shivaji Park to be booked for non-sporting activities as well.

Desai, in his application, said that Shiv Sena had applied for the rally on August 22 and again in the BMC on August 26, but no decision has been taken till now. He said that more than 20 days have passed since the application was given and we need to prepare for the event. He demanded from the court that it should order the BMC commissioner to take a decision on this. Shiv Sena said in the application that the BMC has no reason not to approve the rally in the park. In such a situation, he should take an immediate decision on this. After hearing Shiv Sena’s side, the court has decided to hear the matter on Thursday.

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