After being hit by a water cannon during a demonstration in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital.
“Manoj Tiwari was injured around his neck and is being treated at Safdarjung Hospital,” a source told IANS.
The incident occurred on Tuesday during a BJP demonstration in front of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) leader’s official residence in protest of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s (DDMA) rule prohibiting the national capital from celebrating Chhath Puja.
Chhath Puja celebrations in the city have been restricted in public areas, according to the latest Covid-19 rules published by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) earlier this month, and individuals have been urged to celebrate it at home.
On Tuesday, the BJP staged a protest in front of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal’s official residence in protest of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s (DDMA) directive prohibiting the celebration of Chhath Puja in the national capital.
Tiwari has previously stated that he will ignore the DDMA’s orders and celebrate the most popular event in Bihar, Jharkhand, sections of Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand against the DDMA’s orders.
“If the opening of swimming pools in the capital hasn’t increased in Covid cases, how would Chhath Puja celebrations, which involve individuals standing in water for a brief period, transmit infection?” he questioned.
“The Kejriwal government might make a body temperature check mandatory for admittance into Chhath Puja locations, as well as making a video recording of the celebrations essential.” In Delhi, about two crore vaccination doses have been administered. In Delhi, the number of instances of covid is at an all-time low,” he noted.
“Chhath is observed both hygienically and socially, as fasting ladies are not allowed to touch anyone.” “It may be celebrated while complying to all of the Covid-19 requirements,” the politician-turned-actor told IANS.