BJP MP dares CM to stop him from celebrating Chhath at Yamuna ghat

Celebrations banned at BJP’s behest: AAP; Congress appeals in opposition to politicisation

The politics over Chhath Puja continued on Sunday with BJP MP Parvesh Verma difficult Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to stop him from celebrating the pageant at the ghat on the Yamuna banks at ITO.

“I will be accompanied by Purvanchali brothers and sisters and we will clean the Chhath ghat at ITO and start the puja. I challenge Mr. Kejriwal to stop us if he can,” Mr. Verma mentioned in a video assertion. He added that it was unacceptable that Mr. Kejriwal had banned Chhath Puja on the Yamuna banks this yr.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) mentioned it was the BJP, which, by means of the workplace of the Lieutenant-Governor, who can also be the chairperson of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), prohibited the usage of Chhath ghats on the Yamuna banks.

The DDMA, nevertheless, allowed celebrations at different designated websites throughout the town, following a protest by the BJP outdoors the Chief Minister’s workplace final month.

The Delhi Government mentioned that it was not in opposition to Chhath and had written to the Centre searching for instructions for the conduct of the pageant.

The tussle has been happening with AAP alleging that the BJP shouldn’t be permitting preparations for Chhath at the websites the place the land is below the management of the DDA and the municipal firms.

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti mentioned the Lieutenant-Governor had determined that he wouldn’t enable Chhath, however Mr. Kejriwal fought for permission to be granted so that individuals from Purvanchal might have a good time the pageant.

“For following COVID-19 protocol, the Yamuna banks would have been the perfect place since it is so spacious. But now that there will be no rituals and worship on the banks, people will start crowding the smaller riverbanks. It is at the behest of the BJP that the Lieutenant Governor issued an order that Chhath should not be held on the Yamuna banks,” AAP mentioned.

The Congress mentioned each the BJP and AAP have been exhibiting discrimination in the direction of the folks of Poorvanchal by denying them permission to maintain Chhath at Yamuna ghats. “If these parties in power wanted, they could have easily got the permission to celebrate the festival on the Yamuna banks,” it mentioned.

Delhi Congress chief Ch. Anil Kumar appealed to AAP and BJP leaders not to politicise Chhath Puja.

The Delhi Government has declared November 10 a public vacation on account of the pageant.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-08 01:52:08

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