Politics over the ban on Chhath Puja celebrations in public places here intensified on Monday with Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta announcing that the festival would be celebrated in a grand manner and the party-ruled municipal corporations would make arrangements.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in an order last week, had banned Chhath Puja celebrations at public places, including river banks, water bodies and temples, in view of the COVID-19 situation.
Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has also started a “rath yatra” to seek the opinion of Purvanchalis (people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh settled in Delhi), and also warned that the DDMA would if people were stopped. orders will be disobeyed. Celebrating Chhath. However, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier alleged that the opposition was doing “dirty politics” on the issue.
“The BJP announces that we will celebrate Chhath Puja and arrangements will be made by the municipal corporations,” Gupta said in a press conference with Tiwari.
Gupta said the BJP has vocally opposed the Chhath puja ban imposed by the Arvind Kejriwal government and party leaders, including Tiwari, are in talks with puja committees on the issue.
“We will make arrangements together with Chhath Puja committees. Not only symbolically, Chhath will be celebrated in a grand manner with all the arrangements arranged by BJP workers,” said Mr. Gupta.
Earlier, reacting to Mr. Tiwari’s Rath Yatra against the Chhath ban, Kejriwal had said that the decision to not allow celebrations in public places was taken keeping in view the safety of the people and that the opposition was “dirty politics” on a sensitive issue. ” Was doing.