‘Allow Chhath Puja celebrations at public locations in Delhi’: CM Arvind Kejriwal urges L-G Anil Baijal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Image Source: PTI(FILE) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Chief

Minister Arvind Kejriwal has actually urged Lieutenant Guv Anil Baijal to allow Chhath Puja events in the national capital at public locations. In a tweet shared today morning, Kejriwal stated that the Covid-19 scenario has improved and that approval can be provided to celebrate the celebration at public places.

“I have actually urged Hon’ble LG to allow Chhath Puja events in Delhi. Corona is now in control and lots of other states have actually permitted it,” he tweeted.

Previously on Wednesday, Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai had said that the city federal government wants to allow Chhath Puja events at public places. He had actually even appealed to the Centre to release revised standards. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also had composed a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, urging the Centre to provide guidelines for the Chhath festival as soon as possible following consultation with health specialists.

The Delhi Catastrophe Management Authority (DDMA), in its order on September 30, restricted Chhath at riverbanks, water bodies and other public places in view of Covid.

The Delhi government’s change of position followed protests were staged by the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) workers outside Arvind Kejriwal’s house. BJP leader Manoj Tiwari even began a ‘Rath Yatra’ to take the viewpoints of Purvanchalis (people of Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh settled in Delhi) and alerted that the DDMA order will be defied if people are picked up celebrating Chhath.

Meanwhile, the judgment Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has actually accused the BJP of playing politics over the concern, saying their own government at the Centre is not revising the COVID-19 guidelines on the festival.

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Published at Thu, 14 Oct 2021 01:20:56 -0500