New Delhi [India]:
Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) on Friday slammed the Delhi authorities for banning Chhath Puja at varied banks of River Yamuna within the nationwide capital, saying that the Aam Aadmi Occasion-led administration is making up for not making correct preparations for the celebrations.
“The Delhi authorities has opened all markets and DTC busses are plying with no social distancing. The identical authorities is banning the puja within the identify of Covid-19. That is clearly a failure of this authorities. Somewhat than banning celebrations, preparations ought to have been made to make sure “do gaz ki doori” (social distancing),” Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta.
Chhath, which is widely known six days after Diwali, begins on November 20 this yr. It is without doubt one of the hottest festivals for the individuals of Bihar and japanese Uttar Pradesh.
Devotees collect and take holy dip in rivers, ponds and different water our bodies in the course of the four-day festivities. The Puja is widely known within the nationwide capital with nice fervour by the natives of Bihar and japanese Uttar Pradesh.
Final week, Aam Aadmi Occasion-led Delhi authorities determined to ban group Chhath Puja celebrations at Ghats to curb the unfold of Covid-19.
“To keep away from crowd gathering amid the pandemic, now we have determined to ban group Chhath Puja celebrations close to the ghats this yr. Officers have been directed to take strict motion towards individuals not following COVID-19 protocols,” Satyendar Jain, Delhi Well being Minister, had instructed reporters.