Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday tried to water down the controversy erupted after Shiv Sena MPs misbehaved with a catering supervisor at Maharashtra Sadan last week.
Thackeray said the intention of MPs was not to hurt anybody`s religious sentiments.
We are `Hindutvavadi`, but don`t hate any other religion, added the Shiv Sena chief.
It is an attempt to silence us, Thackeray further said.
The reports of misbehaviour of 11 Shiv Sena MPs today created uproar in both Houses of Parliament.
The MPs were apparently angry over not being served Maharashtrian food, a daily reported. Snubbing religious sentiments, the Shiv Sainiks forced Arshad Zubair S, who was fasting for Ramzan, to eat a chapati.
Indian Railways` IRCTC immediately suspended the catering service in protest.