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Delhi to cancel holidays on birth, death anniversaries of eminent people

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia tweeted on Friday that the Delhi government will cancel public holidays marking birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities like the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh

delhi Updated: Apr 28, 2017 20:02 IST
Faizan Haidar
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has said that the Delhi government will cancel public holidays like the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has said that the Delhi government will cancel public holidays like the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Days after the Uttar Pradesh government cancelled holidays celebrating the birthdays and death anniversaries of eminent personalities, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced on Friday that Delhi too will follow suit.

In a tweet, Sisodia lauded the step taken by the Yogi Adityanath government. “The UP government has made a good start and we should always be ready to learn from such examples,” Sisodia tweeted.

He said he has directed the chief secretary to take necessary steps.

Sisodia also tweeted that Delhi government is encouraged by the fact that its initiative of Mohalla Clinic and end of Red Beacon is getting support at the national level

The Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled 15 public holidays marking the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities. Among the cancelled holidays are Milad un-Nabi, Chhat and Valmiki Jayanti.

Uttar Pradesh has 42 public holidays of which at least 17 are related to the birth anniversaries of eminent personalities. Most of the holidays had been declared by the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) governments

However, the Delhi government is yet to come out with the list of holidays which will be cancelled.