Maken hits out at AAP over Chhath Puja preparations
New Delhi: Delhi Congress on Saturday targeted the ruling Aam Aadmi Pary for allegedly asking the Chhath Puja Samiti to put pictures of ministers and legislators at ghats to receive funds.
Chhath Puja Samiti is the committee responsible for making arrangements for Chhath – a four-day Hindu festival – in Delhi, for which this year about 1,000 Ghats had been built.
Delhi has about 40 lakh voters from Poorvanchal – people from eastern Uttar Pradesh and western Bihar – who celebrate Chhath. This year festival begins on November 10.
Calling the alleged order from Delhi government as "insult to the poorvanchalis", Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken said that by doing "dirty politics" the AAP government has "lowered the prestige of a sacred festival".
"It was very unfortunate that puja samitis are being asked to put up the photos of AAP ministers and MLAs at the ghats," Maken said.