The Chief Minister of an Indian state of Uttarakhand recently made a sensational statement claiming that America ruled India for 200 years. Tirath Singh Rawat, had made the statement where he mixed the British Empire with the U.S.A.
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He was recently in limelight on social media as he made his controversial ‘ripped jeans’ comment. And, this time he has made a statement in his speech where he said:
“America, which had enslaved us for 200 years…who ruled over the whole world, where the sun would never set…is shaken today (in the backdrop of Coronavirus).”
Clearly, it seems he mixed British Empire with the United States in his speech. Asian News International released a video of this speech.
ANI tweeted the video with a caption reading ‘#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’.
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Further in his speech, Rawat praised the efforts made by the central government and PM Narendra Modi to contain this pandemic in a much effective way.
#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
Speaking in Hindi, Rawat says, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised an awareness. I can say that had it been someone else in his place, India would have been in a position I cannot speak of. We would have been in a bad shape but he (Modi) worked towards giving us relief.”
Rawat goes on to say, “India, a country of 130-135 crore people is comfortable (in the times of pandemic) today compared to other countries…where we had been enslaved by America for 200 years, a country which had ruled the world…where sun would never go down…but today America is shaken. The death rate there has crossed 2.75 lakh.”
Rawat also mentions the high death count in Italy and that the country is planning to enforce the lockdown again. He goes on to say, “Our prime minister Narendra Modi has worked towards saving but did we follow his instructions…when he said wear masks, use sanitizers, wash your hands regularly, maintain social distancing…people did it.”
The video ends at this point. He recently made a controversial comment on women wearing ripped jeans which took Twitter by storm.
As per his comment, he felt that women wearing ripped jeans ‘cannot provide the right environment for children at home’. As per the report by India Today, Rawat was shocked to see this ‘mother wearing ripped jeans and boots while she was on a flight with her children’. And referred to that in his statement about the ‘ripped jeans’.
The report further quoted Rawat saying, “If such women go out in the society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to society, to our kids? It all starts at home. What we do, our kids follow. A child who is taught the right culture at home, no matter how modern he becomes, will never fail in life.”
Rawat got a very aggressive reaction to his statement with the hashtag #RippedJeansTwitter trending on social media. Looking at the criticisms on social media he apologized by saying that he ‘has no problem with jeans but wearing “torn” ones is “not right”.’
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