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 [ Images ].
Incidentally, schools and colleges will be re-opening on Monday after Diwali [ Images ] vacation.
Though Shiv Sena has not called for a bandh, the Federation of Associations of Maharashtra [ Images ] 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 (tribute) Day' on Monday.
Various trade organisations dealing in grains, sugar, dry fruits, metal, iron and steel and chemicals are affiliated to FAM.