Allow Chhath puja celebrations in Delhi, and keep the Covid issue under control, said Kejriwal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, Oct 14 (PTI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday requested Lt Governor Anil Baijal to allow Chhath puja celebrations in Delhi because the city’s Covid situation is under control, forcing Baijal to convene a DDMA meeting to examine the festival’s restriction on public celebrations.

The news comes amid a barrage of criticism directed at the Kejriwal administration, as well as demonstrations by the Delhi BJP over the Chhath ban.

In light of the threat posed by COVID-19, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) issued an order on September 30 prohibiting Chhath celebrations in public places, including riverbanks, water bodies, and temples.

In his letter to the LG, Kejriwal said the Covid situation in Delhi has been under control for the last three months and he believes that permission to celebrate Chhath should be given with suitable protocols in view of the pandemic.

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