The Uddhav Thackeray-led camp of Shiv Sena on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to stay the proceedings before the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Eknath Shinde group's claim for recognition as the 'real' Shiv Sena.
It has claimed in its plea before the apex court that the ECI cannot decide the matter since it is pending before the top court.
The application sought to implead the Election Commission of India (ECI) as a party in the petition which challenges the decision of the Maharashtra Governor to invite Eknath Shinde to be the Chief Minister.
Last week, a 3-judge bench of the Supreme Court had said that some of the issues involved in the Maharashtra political crisis may require a larger constitutional bench for consideration
Earlier, the top court had asked the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Rahul Narwekar not to take any action on the new disqualification notices issued against the members of Shiv Sena.
There are various petitions pending before the apex court filed by both the factions of Shiv Sena.
On June 29, the top court had refused to stay the Maharashtra Governor's direction to the then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to prove his majority on the floor of the House on June 30.
After the apex court's order, Uddhav Thackeray announced his resignation as the Chief Minister and Eknath Shinde was later sworn in as the Chief Minister.