The Delhi authorities on Tuesday introduced that November 20 will likely be a public vacation on account of Chhath Puja. This comes after the Delhi authorities, final week, determined to ban neighborhood ‘Chhath Pooja’ celebrations close to the ghats to mitigate the unfold of the Coronavirus.
“Chhat Pooja is a vital competition for the individuals of NCT of Delhi. Accordingly, Authorities of NCT Delhi has determined to declare 20th November as public holidayon account of Chhat Pooja. Crucial notification on this regard could also be problem,” the order, signed by Dy CM Manish Sisodia, learn.
Earlier within the day, BJP Puravnchal Morcha held a protest march in direction of the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in opposition to the federal government’s resolution of banning Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna and public ghats.
Delhi: Members of BJP’s Purvanchal Morcha take out a protest march to the residence of CM Arvind Kejriwal over the UT govt’s resolution to ban neighborhood Chhath Puja celebrations at Ghats within the wake of #COVID19 pandemic. pic.twitter.com/aooCOJLxPZ
— ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2020
Shouting slogans in opposition to the Kejriwal authorities and demanding that the chief minister ought to both carry the ban or resign, the protesters claimed that they may have a good time Chhath, it doesn’t matter what.
“The federal government has opened all of the markets. The DTC buses are plying with no social distancing norms. However the authorities is banning the puja on the pretext of the COVID-19. That is clearly a failure of this authorities. Reasonably than banning celebrations, preparations ought to have been made to make sure social distancing,” stated Adesh Gupta, the President of the Delhi BJP unit.