The decision on Bow and Arrow party symbol of Shiv Sena by the Election Commission, has been deferred.
In view of Andheri by polls, the decision on the Shiv Sena symbol was important, as both Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde factions are claiming their group to be the real Shiv Sena. Filing of nominations for Andheri by poll has started on Friday.
The reasons for delay in the Election Commission taking decision are not known. Thackeray group would file the supporting documents on Friday afternoon. Shinde group has alleged that Thackeray group is delaying submission of documents purposefully.
The symbol is likely to be freezed, at least for Andheri bypoll. In case of sych a decision Thackeray group is planning for ‘Gada’ (mace) as the new symbol, while ‘Talwar’ (Sword) is the choice of Shinde faction, the sources have stated.