BJP’s Manoj Tiwari writes to Delhi LG for well timed Yamuna cleansing earlier than Chhath

Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari has written to Delhi LG VK Saxena to make sure well timed cleansing of Yamuna river forward of the Chhath competition celebration post-Diwali.

Tiwari sought instructions from the LG for officers to formulate a plan to finish the cleansing of River Yamuna earlier than the competition. He additionally criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his efforts in cleansing the river and stated that he could “goal” the competition of Purvanchalis to cover his failure of not cleansing the river.

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It’s value noting that Chhath is a extensively celebrated competition amongst Purvanchalis, who collect on the riverbanks and different water our bodies to carry out rituals in knee-deep water to worship the Solar. Throughout this competition, girls are supposed to face the entire night time within the water as a part of its celebration.

In his letter to Delhi LG, Manoj Tiwari referred to final yr’s incident within the Delhi authorities limiting the Chhath celebration within the metropolis. He accused the AAP authorities of making an attempt to ban Chhath in Delhi to “humiliate” 50 lakh Purvanchalis residing in Delhi and in addition masking up his failures.

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Final yr, the competition was banned by the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority(DDMA) as a result of Covid pandemic. Nevertheless, the choice was withheld after a robust protest by the BJP. Later, folks had been allowed to assemble at designated ghats besides alongside the Yamuna to carry out the rituals.

In that yr, the Delhi CM first supported the ban citing COVID issues. Nevertheless, he additionally supported the choice of permitting the competition.

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“The best way Kejriwal is serving lies to mislead the folks and canopy up scams of his authorities, it’s suspected he could goal Chhath to forestall the truth of the Yamuna in Delhi to be uncovered,” Tiwari charged.

He additionally urged the LG to hurry up schemes which can be being run for the cleanliness of river Yamuna. He additionally requested the LG to subject tips to the officers to handle well timed preparations on the riverbank for Chhath celebrations.

It’s value mentioning that the Delhi authorities has launched a number of schemes and has taken a number of initiatives to wash the Yamuna river. Lately, Delhi LG inaugurated the Asita East undertaking on the Yamuna river for ecological character restoration and to cut back its air pollution.

(With inputs from PTI)

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