BJP MP Manoj Tiwari hospitalised

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari was rushed to Safadarjung hospital after being hit by a water canon during a demonstration in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal`s residence.

New Delhi: “Manoj Tiwari sustained injuries near his neck and is currently undergoing treatment at Safdarjung Hospital,” a source familiar with the North-East Delhi MP.

The incident took place on Tuesday during a demonstration by the BJP in front of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders official residence over the Delhi Disaster Management Authoritys (DDMA) order restricting celebration of Chhath Puja in the national capital.

As per the fresh Covid-19 guidelines issued by the DDMA earlier this month, Chhath Puja celebrations in the city have been prohibited in public places and people have been advised to celebrate it in their homes.

Earlier, Tiwari had said that he would defy the DDMA`s orders to celebrate the most popular festival of Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.t procession) in Delhi.

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