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Mumbai for the first time in 56 years will see two Dussehra rallies by 2 Shiv Sena factions

There will be two Dussehra rallies in Mumbai on Wednesday, 56 years after the formation of Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde are scheduled to address separate rallies at Dadar and MMRDA grounds respectively.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: Mumbai Police has beefed up security at Shivaji Park and Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), anticipating a huge crowd gathering for the Dussehra rally of both the Shiv Sena camps. A Mumbai Police official gave this information on Tuesday. There will be two Dussehra rallies in Mumbai on Wednesday, 56 years after the formation of Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde are scheduled to address separate rallies at Dadar and MMRDA grounds respectively.

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It is being seen as a show of strength by both the camps after the Shiv Sena split in June and changed the government due to the political crisis in Maharashtra. Dussehra rally in Shivaji Park is being organized after two years due to restrictions related to Kovid-19. Both the Shiv Sena camps have claimed their respective rallies to be successful. At the same time, their leaders have taken stock of the preparations for the rally.

Shinde camp’s first Dussehra rally
This is the first Dussehra rally of Shiv Sena’s Shinde camp, while Thackeray will address Shiv Sainiks at Shivaji Park, where Dussehra rally is traditionally held. Shiv Sena’s Shinde camp spokesperson Sheetal Mhatre said three to four lakh people are expected to attend the MMRDA ground. Both the camps have arranged thousands of buses to transport people to their respective rally sites.

Mumbai police on alert
Dussehra rally Earlier many roads of Mumbai have been closed for traffic. At the same time, the traffic route has been changed. For both the rally and the immersion ceremony of the goddess Durga on Wednesday, 3,200 officers, 15,200 policemen, 1,500 State Reserve Police Force personnel, 1,000 Home Guard personnel, 20 rapid response teams and 15 anti-bomb squads, a Mumbai Police official said. have been deployed. Crime branch officials in plain clothes have also been deployed at the rally site. Officials said security has been beefed up at major beaches including Juhu, Versova, Dadar and Girgaum.

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