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AAP govt has insulted people from Poorvanchal: Maken

IANS  |  New Delhi 

THe Congress on Saturday targeted the ruling Aam Aadmi Pary (AAP) for allegedly asking the Chhat Puja Samiti to put pictures of ministers and legislators at ghats to receive funds.

Chhat Puja Samiti is the committee responsible for making arrangements for Chhat -- a four-day Hindu festival -- in Delhi, for which this year about 1,000 Ghats had been built.

has about 40 lakh voters from Poorvanchal -- people from eastern and western -- who celebrate Chhat. This year festival begins on November 10.

Calling the alleged order from government as "insult to the poorvanchalis", said that by doing "dirty politics" the has "lowered the prestige of a sacred festival".

"It was very unfortunate that puja samitis are being asked to put up the photos of Ministers and MLAs at the ghats else they would not be given any funds," Maken said at a press conference.

Maken criticised the and the BJP-led municipal corporations of Delhi for bad arrangements and lack of preparations for the festival.

Taking a dig at BJP Manoj Tiwari, Maken said despite being from Poorvanchal, Tiwari did not ensure that fresh water is released in the Yamuna from for the festival.



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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 21:40 IST