Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat on Sunday again created a controversy with his remark over the amount of ration distributed during the Covid-19 lockdown: A family with two children got less ration and they would have got more if they had 20 children.
At an event in Uttarakhand’s Ramnagar, Rawat said, "Jisne 20 bacche paida kiye usse humne ek quintal anaj diya. Jisne do paida kiye unko 10 kilo. Jab waqt tha toh bacche paida kiye nhi... ab jisko jayada aanaj mil raha hai usse jalan kaisi (the family with 20 kids were distributed one quintal of rice while the family with two kids got 10 kgs of rice. You did not give birth to enough kids when there was time... so there is nothing to be jealous of).” The Uttarakhand CM also made a factual error when he said in this speech, “America enslaved India for 200 years.”
“As opposed to other countries, India is doing better in terms of handling the Covid-19 crisis. America, which enslaved us for 200 years and ruled the world, is struggling in current times,” he said.