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Kejriwal writes to LG over Chhath Puja celebrations

October 14, 2021 01:32 PM

New Delhi, Oct 14

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to allow Chhath Puja celebrations in the national capital with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

"As Covid cases in Delhi are under control since the last three months, I think we should permit Chhath Puja celebrations with compliance to Covid-19 norms, " the Chief Minister wrote in the letter.

He added that the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan too have made way for festivities to be carried out in a safe manner.

Kejriwal has requested Baijal to convene a meeting with the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and make arrangements for the upcoming festival.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has locked horns with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government over the issue with Northeast Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari carrying out a chariot procession to garner support of the Purvanchal community in the capital city.

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