JD(U) holds protest against Delhi's Chhath Puja ban this year
Members of the Janata Dal (United) (JDU) in Delhi and the Chhath Puja Sangharsh Samiti on Sunday held a protest at Jantar Mantar against the Delhi government’s ban on Chhath Puja this year, saying that the Aam Aadmi Party-led government is hiding its incapability as they failed to make proper arrangements for the celebrations.Satya Prakash Mishra, general secretary of the JD(U) in Delhi said that the government must allow devotees who were fasting to perform the puja on the banks of the Yamuna.
“The government must at least allow the people who are fasting to go to the ghats and celebrate the festival while following all Covid-19 protocol. This is an important festival for the people of Bihar and Purvanchal and it is not possible to perform the puja at houses and mohallas. This government has imposed this ban to hide their incapability,” Mishra told ANI.