Stressing upon the cosmopolitan culture of Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Sunday said all communities are given due respect in the country's financial capital and any effort to spread hatred and divisiveness will be nipped from the bud.
"Gujaratis and Marathi-speaking people of Mumbai have contributed hugely in the progress and development of the state in the last 50 years...(However) It is not just Gujaratis, but all communities are given respect and love in the city. There is no tension among people in Mumbai. Attempts to provoke social and communal tensions need to be stopped," he said at a function to felicitate Kapol Bank Chairman K D Vora on his 70th birthday in Mumbai.
"Seeds of hatred have to be nipped from bud and my government has never encouraged divisive efforts," he said.