In view of negative publicity, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde reprimanded his minister and asked them not to make any controversial statements.
The ED probe pertains to alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra Chawl and related financial property transactions involving his wife and alleged associates.
On 23rd August, a 3 judge bench led by the then CJI NV Ramana had referred to 5 judge bench petitions related to the Maharashtra political crisis preferred by rival groups of Shiv Sena.
Thapa, the trusted Man Friday of the Sena patriarch, had served him devotedly for 27 years before the Thackeray senior's death in November 2012.
Both factions are not vying against each other to get the maximum footfall for this rally so that they can proclaim mega success ahead of the BMC elections.
On Thursday, civic body BMC had declined permission to both factions of Shiv Sena for the Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park citing law and order issues.
Thackeray said that deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis claimed that BMC will be the last election for them.
Shinde faction MLA moves Bombay HC asking it not to hear Uddhav-led Shiv Sena's plea for Dussehra rally nod
Sarvankar said if the HC passes any order on the issue, then it would cause an impediment on the ongoing dispute on who represents the "real Shiv Sena".
Mumbai civic body denies nod to both Thackeray and Shinde factions for Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park
The permission has been denied on the basis of law and order issue raised by Mumbai Police, according to civic officials.
Sycophancy served as a ladder for upward mobility and loudmouth leaders close to the dynast gained prominence.
While the NCP bagged second most seats, the Maha Vikas Aghadi as an alliance together, got the highest numbers of gram panchayats in Maharashtra.
Both the factions of Shiv Sena had staked a claim to hold their rallies at the iconic Shivaji Park, which is synonymous with the Shiv Sena.
The BMC has given permission to Shinde’s camp to hold a rally on the festive occasion at BKC, saying that they had applied before the Uddhav-led Shiv Sena.
Thackeray said the attempts made in the past to weaken Shiv Sena by engineering splits and defections had failed and wouldn't succeed even now.
The Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government has been facing flak after Vedanta-Foxconn chose Gujarat to set up its multi-billion semiconductor plant.
The Rajya Sabha member was arrested in the case in July and is currently in judicial custody. He has moved the special court for the Prevention of Money Laundering Act cases for bail.
Maharashtra is more qualified for the bulk drug park on parameters like its location, and availability of technical and skilled labour, the former tourism minister added.
'Morsel snatched from Maharashtra's mouth': CM Shinde faces opposition heat as Vedanta picks Gujarat to set up chip joint venture
Former minister and Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai said the Maha Vikas Aghadi government had worked hard to get the Foxconn-Vedanta project but the new government did not do the needful.
The Shiv Sena faction led by party president Uddhav Thackeray has claimed people for Shinde's rally were brought by "paying money".
Notably, like the Congress and the Gandhi family, the Thackerays too has faced criticism for promoting family rule in the Sena.