Kejriwal wrote a letter to the Lieutenant Governor to allow Chhath Puja, said- Kovid under control

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Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal / ThePrint
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New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal requesting him to allow Chhath Puja celebrations and said the situation arising out of Kovid-19 in Delhi is under control.

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He requested Baijal to convene a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) at the earliest to allow Chhath celebrations.

The DDMA, in its order on September 30, had banned the holding of Chhath programs in public places, including river banks, reservoirs and temples, in view of the threat posed by Kovid-19, which led to protests by the Delhi BJP.

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Kejriwal said that the situation of Kovid in Delhi is under control for the last three months and he believes that according to the Kovid rules, the celebration of Chhath should be allowed.

He said that Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan and other states have given permission to celebrate Chhath festival with appropriate restrictions.

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