BJP MP Tejasvi Surya on Wednesday dubbed the constraints imposed by means of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) on Durga Puja within the wake of Covid-19 as “discriminatory, arbitrary and illogical”.
“It is highly regrettable that the administration imposes such harsh, arbitrary rules only during celebrations of Hindu community and turns a blind eye towards celebrations of other faiths. This discriminatory imposition of restrictions is condemnable and patently unconstitutional,” he asserted.
Surya has mentioned that he has spoken to BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta and requested him to revisit Durga Puja regulations.
“He (BBMP Commissioner) confident me that those regulations will probably be reviewed forthwith and sentiments of devotees will probably be given utmost significance,” he said.
The BJP MP has said that the restrictions imposed through the order regarding the size of the idol appears to be taken without any logical relevance.
“It is beyond the understanding of any reasonable person as to how the size of the idol is related to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. There is no basis for this decision of allowing idols that are only 4 feet or below. This is prima facie arbitrary and devoid of any merit,” he added.
“The restriction on dhol, drums takes away the very fervour of pleasure and birthday celebration. None of those regulations has a longtime reference to the unfold of the virus,” Surya alleged.
The BJP demanded the commissioner to prepare a “more inclusive, and logical set of rules” which can be vital for pandemic control handiest and “no longer keep watch over techniques and way of birthday celebration, which is absolute best determined by means of the devotees”.