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Delhi Govt declares November 20 as public holiday on account of ‘Chhath Puja’

Delhi Government declared November 20 as a public holiday on account of ‘Chhath Puja’.

“Chhath Puja is an important festival for the people of NCT of Delhi. Accordingly, Government of NCT of Delhi, has decided to declare November 20, 2020 as a public holiday on account of ‘Chhat Pooja,” stated Delhi government in order.

Earlier in the day, BJP Puravnchal Morcha held a protest march towards the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. This against the government’s decision of banning Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna and public ghats.

Responding to allegations levelled by BJP, senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Durgesh Pathak. This stated that the BJP-ruled Central government issued guidelines stopping the celebration of Chhath puja. However the same BJP doing politics and falsely accusing the Kejriwal Government of not allowing the celebration.

The Delhi Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) ordered that Chhath Puja not held at any public place this time due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The DDMC suggested the people can celebrate the festival in private places.