New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Haryana government has assured it will release more water for two days during the Chhat puja next week, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said on Saturday.
“I spoke with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and drew his attention towards the hardship likely to be faced by devotees on Chhat puja due to lack of water in the Yamuna,” Tiwari said.
He said that on his request the Haryana government agreed to release extra water for two days to Delhi for Chhat puja, which will be held on October 26-27.
The BJP leader also urged the AAP government in Delhi to ensure proper water on all permanent and temporary puja ghats in the national capital for Chhat.
Chhat Puja is celebrated on the sixth day following Diwali and is dedicated to the Sun. It is one of the most popular festivals in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
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