After making headlines over his controversial “ripped denims” remark, the brand new Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Tirath Singh Rawat, is again with one other — this time blaming the US for “200 years of rule in India”.
In a video of his speech, the Chief Minister will be heard saying “America, which enslaved us for 200 years and dominated the entire world, is struggling” to manage the coronavirus pandemic.
He in contrast India with the US on variety of COVID-19 instances. “Versus different nations, India is doing higher in dealing with the pandemic. America, who enslaved us for 200 years and dominated the entire world… it’s struggling at current.”
“The US is primary within the well being sector and but, they’ve over 50 lakh (Covid) deaths,” Mr Rawat added. “They’re once more heading in the direction of a lockdown.”
#WATCH “…Versus different nations, India is doing higher by way of dealing with #COVID19 disaster. America, who enslaved us for 200 years and dominated the world, is struggling in present instances,” says Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat pic.twitter.com/gHa9n33W2O
— ANI (@ANI) March 21, 2021
“Who is aware of what would have occurred to India had anybody else been the prime minister as a substitute of Narendra Modi throughout this time… we’d have been in a nasty state. However he (PM) gave us aid,” he stated.
Mr Rawat added that PM Modi saved everybody, “however we did not comply with his directions. Sporting masks, sanitising, washing arms and social distancing — just some folks adopted.”
The Uttarakhand Chief Minister simply earlier this week confronted flak for his controversial feedback on ladies sporting ripped denims and the way they can’t – he feels – present the precise setting at residence for youngsters. He stated he was shocked to see a girl working an NGO in ripped denims, and was involved concerning the instance she was setting for society.
“If this sort of girl goes out within the society to fulfill folks and remedy their issues, what sort of message are we giving out to society, to our youngsters? All of it begins at residence. What we do, our youngsters comply with. A toddler who’s taught the precise tradition at residence, regardless of how fashionable he turns into, won’t ever fail in life,” the Chief Minister had stated.
The feedback, broadly criticised as misogynistic, despatched #RippedJeansTwitter trending on Twitter with hundreds of individuals posting memes and jokes and taking photographs at Mr Tirath’s comment.
A number of politicians and actors had additionally denounced the remark, following which the chief minister apologised. However on the identical time, he repeated his objection to ripped denims, saying he has no downside with denims however sporting “torn” ones is “not proper”.