Politics intensifies in Delhi before Chhath amidst increasing coronavirus cases
Politics has escalated over the celebration of Chhath Puja during the coronavirus pandemic.
New Delhi: Politics has escalated over the celebration of Chhath Puja during the coronavirus pandemic.
The opposition is constantly attacking the government after several state governments banned the public celebration of Chhath on river banks and temples.
Meanwhile, BJP is in attack mode against the Delhi Government over the party decision of stopping Chhath puja celebration on the banks of the Yamuna river in the capital of the country.
The Delhi government has this year banned Chhath celebration on the banks of the Yamuna river. The government argues that due to congestion on Chhath, the risk of novel coronavirus will increase further. The public celebration may cause a boost in the number of cases.
However, BJP has attacked this decision of the Arvind Kejriwal government. The saffron party has associated this decision with religion and said that the Delhi government is hurting the faith of Hindus.
The activists of Purvanchal Morcha have protested the decision of the Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal of not allowing Chhath celebrations at public places. Reacting to the proposal of the Arvind Kejriwal government to re-impose lockdown in Delhi, the president of the Morcha has said that the government is simply making excuses to prevent Chhath Puja celebrations.
Politics has erupted on Chhath Mahaparva not only in Delhi but also in Mumbai. BJP has now attacked Uddhav government for having no special arrangements in the state. Shiv Sena, however, said that people should avoid assembling at one place and celebrate Chhath in their own homes. At the same time, BJP leaders are demanding permission to meet the Governor on this issue of performing Chhath at the seashore like Juhu Beach, Girgaon Chowpatty.