Mumbai: Both teams of the party have been denied entry to the Shiv Sena’s annual Dussehra rally at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation informed that permission has been denied due to law and order issues.
Every year in Maharashtra, Dussehra rally is organized by Shiv Sena party at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. The Shiv Sena party split into two factions last June after a rebellion led by current chief minister Eknath Shinde led to political turmoil in the state.
In this situation, Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray and Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde had applied for permission to hold the party’s traditional Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation refused to grant permission to any of the two teams, saying it would lead to law and order problems.
To this end, the Shiv Sena team led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, which has been accepted as a Shiv Sena party in the assembly, did not give any response, the Shiv Sena team led by Uddhav Thackeray approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to hold a rally at Shivaji Park on October 5.
Earlier, former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, speaking to the Shiv Sena workers, had firmly stated that “Shiv Sena’s Dussehra rally will be held at Shivaji Park”.
In 2010, non-sports events were banned at Shivaji Park. However, PMC used to give permission only for Dussehra rally every year. In 2016, the Maharashtra government passed a resolution allowing only 45 days for non-sports activities, including Shiv Sena’s Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park.
It is to be noted that Dussehra Rally was not held in Shivaji Park for the last two years 2020 and 2021 only due to Corona Pandemic.