After receiving main backlash for his controversial feedback over ripped denims worn by ladies, the newly appointed Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has courted one other controversy as he confused the United Kingdom with the United States of America.
While hailing India for tacking the COVID-19 disaster, the Chief Minister stated that India tackled the Coronavirus pandemic higher than the nation which “ruled us for 200 years.”
“As opposed to other countries, India is doing better in terms of handling COVID19 crisis. America, which enslaved us for 200 years, which ruled the world, under whose empire it was said the sun didn’t set…recorded more than 2.75 lakh deaths due to Covid-19 and is still struggling,” the CM Tirath Singh stated.
#WATCH “…As opposed to other countries, India is doing better in terms of handling #COVID19 crisis. America, who enslaved us for 200 years and ruled the world, is struggling in current times,” says Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat pic.twitter.com/gHa9n33W2O
— ANI (@ANI) March 21, 2021
“The US is number one in the health sector and yet, they have over 50 lakh (Covid) deaths. They are again heading towards a lockdown,” the chief minister stated, including that had another person been the Prime Minister, the countty would have been in a foul state.
“Who knows what would have happened to India had anyone else been the prime minister instead of Narendra Modi during this time… we would have been in a bad state. But he (PM) gave us relief. He saved everyone but we didn’t follow his instructions. Wearing masks, sanitising, washing hands and social distancing — only some people followed.
Citing examples of various European countries like Italy, CM Rawat said that India would have been in dire state if it was headed by some other leader instead of Modi.
Earlier this week, the CM was heavily trolled for his remarks on women wearing ripped jeans and “setting unhealthy instance for the kids at dwelling.”