Monday, 24 October 2011
BJP team meets Chief Minister on the issue of holiday on Chhath festival Acrimony among the Poorvanchalis due to failure of Sheila Dikshit Government to declare public holiday on Chhath festival - Vijender Gupta
BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta met the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit along with his team under a pre-fixed pgoramme demanding public holiday on 1st November on the occasion of Chhath festival. The Chief Minister listened to the BJP team, but flatly refused to declare holiday. The BJP leaders who met the Chief Minister include Pradesh Co-Incharge Shri Rameshwar Chaurasia, Pradesh General Secretary Shri Ramesh Bidhuri, Poorvanchal Cell Incharge Dr. S.C.L. Gupta and Pradesh President Abhey Verma.
Shri Vijender Gupta told that the attitude of the Chief Minister with Poorvanchalis during the last 13 years has been biased. This is the reason why she did not respect the feelings of 40 lakh Poorvanchalis of Delhi. There is great acrimony among all the Poorvanchalis living in Delhi.
It may be mentioned that the Mayor of Delhi had immediately declared public holiday on 1st November when demand was made to her for public holiday on the occasion of Chhath festival. She had also sanctioned 50 lakh rupees from the funds of M.C.D. to provide amenities at the Pooja Ghats. The Poorvanchalis have been demanding the Chief Minister for the last 13 years that public holiday should be declared on the occasion of Chhath festival so that the people of Poorvanchal may celebrate this festival with family members. She has always rejected this demand.
Last year offending the feelings of the Poorvanchalis Chief Minister had declared that the Poorvanchalis are burden on Delhi. These people avail all the civic amenities of Delhi and due to this there is scarcity of civic amenities in Delhi. She was strongly criticised for her such unfortunate statement.
Shri Gupta told that 40 lakh Poorvanchalis are contributing to the development of Delhi without availing proper civic amenities. If the contribution of the Poorvanchalis is not counted in the development of Delhi then Delhi's development will remain partial. The contribution of all those people in the development of Delhi is important who have come from their provinces and settle in Delhi. Constitution of India guarantees to every citizen right to settle any where, pursue any occupation and earn livelihood in a respectable way. The team which met the Chief Minister included SarvaShri Chandra Shekhar Rai, Robin Sharma, Dinesh Pratap Singh, Rekha Srivastava, Kalpana Jha, Shashi Prabha Pathak, Rekha Sinha, Santosh Ojha, Anand Trivedi, Santosh Bharati, Anil Jha.