New Delhi, Oct. 20 : Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday criticised the Shiv Sena for storming the BCCI Headquarter and derailing the talks with PCB but also asserted that such incidents did not tarnish the country’s image.
“A decision was not even taken before they began their protest. The Shiv Sena must think about this as the BCCI is as patriotic as them and change the way the stage their protests,” Naqvi told ANI.
However, he added that such incidents in no way tarnished the nation’s image as every country had certain people who were a menace to the national stability.
“How can you say that the nation’s image is being tarnished? This is not the country’s doing. There are crazy people in every nation who do such things, doesn’t mean it’s a blot on the nation,” Naqvi added.
The Shiv Sena has been slammed across the nation by the political fraternity for derailing the BCCI-PCB talks.
Asserting that the BJP does not encourage intolerance in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier today attempted to downplay the Shiv Sena’s attack on the BCCI headquarters aimed at disrupting the India-Pakistan cricket talks and said that there is a need to convey the opinions and differences in a more restrained manner. (ANI)