Opposition leader Eknath Shinde for the party symbol after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s exit door. Shinde will approach the Election Commission if it wants the bow and arrow, the election symbol. The majority of MLAs and MPs are with Shinde. With this, it was ensured that the party would split. Shinde has announced that he will soon release a list of his supporters.
However, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut claimed that the strength of the official leadership had not waned and that the 20 MLAs with Shinde would return. Shiv Sena leaders, led by Uddhav Thackeray, are meeting in Mumbai to assess the situation. The NCP leadership meeting was also held in the morning.