No call for bandh in Mumbai on Monday: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Nov 19: Refuting reports in a section of the media, Shiv Sena sources said on Sunday night that it has not called for a bandh in Mumbai on Monday.

Bal Thackeray

The clarification was made by Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut in the wake of reports that shops, commercial establishments and educational institutions would remain closed on Monday to mourn the death of Bal Thackeray.

Incidentally, schools and colleges will be re-opening on Monday after Diwali vacation.

Though Shiv Sena has not called for bandh, Federation of Associations of Maharashtra (FAM) has asked its constituents and the trading community to observe bandh in the state on Monday as a mark of respect to the Sena patriarch who passed away on Saturday.

In a statement, FAM has appealed to its constituents to observe 'Shradhanjali Day' on Monday.

Various trade organisations dealing in grains, sugar, dry fruits, metal, iron and steel and chemicals are affiliated to FAM.


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