BJP playing politics over Chhath Puja, says AAP

Politics over Chhath Puja in Delhi intensified on Saturday with the Aam Aadmi Party accusing the BJP of not letting ‘Purvanchalis’ put together ‘ghats’ required to carry out rituals pertaining to the competition.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) urged the BJP to cease playing “dirty politics” over Chhath Puja and let individuals have a good time the competition in Delhi.

“And, if they [BJP] continue playing dirty politics over Chhath Puja, Purvanchali [People who hail from Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh] will not forgive them,” AAP legislator Sanjeev Jha warned whereas addressing a press convention on the social gathering headquarters right here.

The BJP hit again, accusing the AAP of making an attempt to create stress over the difficulty.

Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor additionally appealed to the individuals to not pay heed to the “provocative statements” of the AAP leaders.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the municipal firms are creating ‘ghats’ for Chhath Puja at “all traditionally identified locations”, the BJP chief clarified.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has prohibited celebrations of Chhath Puja on the banks of the Yamuna this 12 months.

In a current order, the authority mentioned Puja celebrations might be allowed at designated websites within the metropolis, besides on the banks of the river Yamuna.

Following this, Mr. Jha requested L-G Anil Baijal to permit Chhath Puja celebrations on the banks of the Yamuna, saying ghats (banks) are cleaned earlier than the devotees carry out rituals.

“At the behest of the BJP, however, the L-G issued an order barring Chhath Puja celebrations at Yamuna banks,” the AAP MLA alleged.

“The BJP is now trying to prevent the celebration of Chhath Puja at DDA and municipal corporations’ land in Delhi. It’s clear that the BJP hates Purvanchalis,” he charged.

Mr. Jha alleged that authorities should not letting devotees put together ghats for Chhath Puja at varied areas in Delhi on the behest of the BJP.

“Preparations for Chhath Puja ghat were under way in Dwarka. The Mayor of the BJP-ruled municipal corporation visited the spot and said Puja will not be allowed,” he mentioned, including that the AAP MLA of the world has been sitting on a dharna on the website in protest towards denial of permission by the Mayor.

Lashing out on the BJP, AAP chief Somnath Bharti claimed that the saffron social gathering is “insulting” ‘Purvanchalis’ by placing hurdles of their preparations for Chhath Puja.

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA , 2021-11-07 02:13:56

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