Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his counterpart in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, and Union Minister VK Singh were among the politicians who decided not to celebrate Holi today as a mark of respect to the CRPF soldiers who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
But Mr Kejriwal did tweet Holi wishes.
A very happy holi
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 21, 2019
Ms Banerjee said, “We will not celebrate Holi, but the people will find colourful ways to celebrate the festival.” She added, “We do not want to politicise the incident (Pulwama terror attack). But the jawans died despite the government having intelligence inputs about a possible terror strike.”
She also conveyed her wishes to the people on Holi.
Heartiest #Holi greetings to all. May your life be filled with colours of joy & happiness. Your enjoyment should not bring sorrow to someone else
In memory of slain jawans in #PulwamaAttack & other brave martyrs, I have decided not to participate in Holi festivities this year
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 21, 2019
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that he will not celebrate Holi this year due to the terror attack in Pulwama. Mr Singh tweeted, ” Happy Holi to everyone. May this festival of colours bring happiness in your lives and strengthen the bond of peace & harmony in our society.”
आप सभी को होली पर्व की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें!…