Sena vs Sena: Can Eknath Shinde declare Shakas’ HQ and community?

The Shiv Sena (UBT) may be taken over fully if the Shinde faction is allowed to put declare to all the group’s belongings, cash, and shakhas. The Shivai Seva Belief stands as the one impediment.

The Election Fee took away the correct for Uddhav Thackeray’s social gathering to make use of the title “Shiv Sena” and the voting emblem of a bow and arrow as a result of Thackeray had misplaced group members to Eknath Shinde the earlier yr. Because the battle for the “true” Shiv Sena and the place within the historical past of its founding father Bal Thackeray continues, the faction led by Uddhav has petitioned the Supreme Court docket for a keep on the order issued by the polling physique.

Because of the order from the EC, the Shinde group has been positioned in a place to determine whole authority by laying declare to the belongings, purses, and connections of shakhas that belong to the Shiv Sena (UBT). The only most vital factor standing in the way in which is the Shivai Seva Belief, which is led by Subhash Desai, a Thackeray household supporter.

A grievance that was only in the near past submitted by a lawyer residing in Mumbai by the identify of Yogesh Deshpande has disclosed that the well-known Shiv Sena Bhavan, which serves as the pinnacle workplace of the social gathering, is initially owned by the Shivai Seva belief.

As acknowledged within the report of the Survey Register of Mumbai metropolis that was posted on Twitter by the figurehead of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Sandeep Deshpande, the trustees usually contain veteran officers equivalent to Liladhar Dake, Diwakar Raote, Subhash Desai, South Mumbai MP Arvind Sawant, in addition to Ex-Mumbai Mayor Vishakha Raut. 

Below the provisions of the Maharashtra Public Trusts Act, the truth that a public belief actual property has been used for purely political causes for various a long time makes it harder for each Sena clans to claim their rights to possession of the property. Truly, with a view to preserve their declare over this, the Uddhav faction is required to answer the grievance.

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The Shivai Seva Belief will take over a lot of Shiv Sena’s regional shakhas, or workplace areas.

“Even exterior Mumbai, many shakhas are within the fingers of shakha pramukhs or rural group organizations like mandals and trusts. Consequently, no different political our bodies can lay declare to them, “Rajya Sabha lawmaker and Uddhav Sena secretary Anil Desai spoke in a information.


In an identical vein, the division of the social gathering’s mouthpiece Saamana and the animated journal Marmik, each of which have been initiated by the Sena’s founding father Bal Thackeray, is not possessed by any political group however slightly by a belief often known as Prabodhan Prakashan. Due to this, it is protected against the current disaster.

Unions, not the political outfit, are in control of Sena organizations like Sthaniya Lokadhikar Samiti and Bhartiya Kamgar Sena. It is because each of those organizations are affiliated with the Sena. An insider within the social gathering disclosed that since that is the case, the declare that was made relating to it can require its personal impartial investigation beneath the union and labour Act.


In accordance with the annual audit reality sheet for the fiscal yr 2020–21 that Shiv Sena submitted to the ECI in February 2022, the social gathering earned over Rs 13 – 14 crore by means of grant cash, marketing campaign contributions, memberships, and e book offers.

Nevertheless, Eknath Shinde has made it clear that his social gathering won’t contend any of the belongings owned by the Uddhav Sena.