The Eknath Shinde faction of Shiv Sena on Thursday opposed the plea filed by Uddhav Thackeray-led faction of the party before the Bombay High Court seeking directions to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to allow the party to hold its annual Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai. .MLA Sada Sarvankar belonging to the Shinde faction sought a stay on the hearings of the matter till the issue of "who represents the real Shiv Sena" is resolved either by the Supreme Court or the Election Commission of India.Sarvankar claimed that Thackeray's faction is misleading and misrepresenting facts before the Court as they do not belong to the real Shiv Sena political party."As on date, there exists a dispute on who represents the real Shiv Sena and the issue is pending before the Election Commission of India and also the Supreme Court," the intervention application filed by Sarvankar said.The case will be heard on Friday. During the hearing today, a bench of Justices RD Dhanuka and Kamal Khata granted leave to the Thackeray faction to amend the plea and challenge the BMC order passed on September 21 and communicated to the concerned parties today. .Senior Advocate Dr Milind Sathe, appearing for BMC, opposed the prayer for amendment stating that a fresh petition will have to be filed, as the present petition has become infructuous. However, Senior Advocate Aspi Chinoy for Thackeray-led faction pressed strongly that the petition was filed for permission and it was a mandatory obligation and duty upon BMC to grant permission. The Bench accepted Chinoy's request and said that the power of the Court to grant permission is a wide power, and in light of the same, granted the petitioners the permission to amend the plea. .The petitioners also including Anil Desai, have stated that Shiv Sena has been conducting its annual Dussehra Melawa (Rally) at the Shivaji Park since 1966.In 2016, the BMC commissioner had been directed to allow holding of the Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park, and accordingly, permission was granted till 2019.The rally was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The plea pointed out that in 2022, as is procedure, the party applied to BMC on August 26, 2022 for permission to hold the rally on October 5, 2022, however, the same has not yet been granted despite lapse of more than a month.This compelled the petitioner to approach High Court for appropriate directions.