Mumbai, Sept 21 – The Shiv Sena was denied permission by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday to organise a Dussehra demonstration in Shivaji Park in the heart of Mumbai. Concerns about law and order were given as justification by the civic body.
Both the Uddhav and Shinde sections of the party were refused permission. The two factions had each sent the BMC a different letter requesting permission to hold the event.
The city administration has refused permission to both Shiv Sena groups to stage a demonstration at Shivaji Park on October 5 in honour of Dussehra, according to BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, speaking to PTI.
According to officials, the local authorities have written to both factions to inform them that their request for authorization has been denied.
Anil Desai, a member of the Thackeray-led Sena, requested permission from the BMC on August 22 to organise the demonstration in Mumbai’s renowned park.
Later, on August 30, Shinde faction MLA Sada Sarvankar submitted an application for approval from the G-North ward of the civic organisation to hold the Dussehra demonstration.
The Shinde faction received approval last week to conduct a rally at the MMRDA field at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex.