Against the backdrop of political uncertainty in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government on Wednesday approved a proposal to rename Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar and Osmanabad to Dharshiv. The issue has come in the backdrop of a long-standing demand to change the names of cities.
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These decisions come at a time when the Uddhav Thackeray-led party is facing a major political crisis and senior party MLAs have left the Shiv Sena.
Soon after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was directed to show majority tomorrow, Shiv Sena has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The governor took the step after a BJP delegation informed him that the ruling alliance had lost its majority.