Chhath Puja is amended to a public holiday on November 13 in the state which earlier was a restricted day. This decision of the state government has let a way to questions since Chhatt Puja is mainly commemorated in the plains and not in the mountainous districts.
While some raised questions why occasions that are not part of the native culture were being declared public holidays and native festivals were ignored, others pointed out that this was done in view of the local body elections.
People have showered questions in comments in social media asking the purpose of declaring a public holiday to a festive that the mountainous regions do not commemorate. This was after the information about November 13 being declared a public holiday came out.