On Friday, the Supreme Court rejected a petition asking for a directive to the Maharashtra government ordering the transfer of all Shiv Sena party assets held by the Eknath Shinde-led faction from the Uddhav Thackeray side. A bench made up of Justice P S Narasimha and Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud questioned the petitioner’s locus and rejected his argument, a lawyer named Ashish Giri.
“Who are you? What is your locus? the bench enquired before responding, “Dismissed.”
According to Giri, the Supreme Court has been hearing a number of petitions pertaining to the conflict between the Shiv Sena groups Thackeray and Shinde groups. He had stated that the party’s assets ought to be given to the Shinde group.
Which type of petition is this, and who are you? The bench stated that your request could not be granted.
The top court has deferred its decision on a number of cross-petition requests from the Uddhav Thackeray and CM Eknath Shinde factions relating to the political turmoil in Maharashtra on March 16.
The Shinde group has been given the bow and arrow symbol by the poll panel, and the case is currently in court.