Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare has recently appealed to the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra to open temples. In fact, recently, he has asked the government, "If bars can open in the state, why not temples.'' Not only that, but Anna Hazare has also appealed to the people to come and agitate on the road on this issue. In fact, at present, due to corona in Maharashtra, the State Government has not allowed religious places to be opened for the citizens. In view of this, Anna Hazare has threatened the government saying, "If temples are not opened for the common people in the state, they will agitate.''
However, Anna Hazare's demand comes a day after the Union Health Secretary wrote to the Maharashtra government in view of the third wave advising it to ban the conduct of festivals like Dahi Handi and Ganpati. In a letter to the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has said, "The number of cases reported daily has come down in the last one month. But there are some districts in Maharashtra which are witnessing an increase in the cases of infection.''
At the same time, Rajesh Bhushan also said, "Through this order, it is suggested that the State Government should impose restrictions locally in view of public events and gathering of people during the upcoming festivals in Maharashtra (including Dahi Handi and Ganpati Mahotsav).''