He was referring to the distribution of food grains during the coronavirus epidemic.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Sunday made another controversial comment, saying that people should produce more children to get extra ration during the coronovirus epidemic.
During his speech at an event in Ramnagar, Nainital, he clearly confused Britain with the US, stating that the US ruled india for 200 years.
Referring to the distribution of food grains during the epidemic, the CM of Uttarakhand said that each affected family is given 5 kg of ration to each member.
“10 children got 50 kg, while those with 20 got one quintal. People with two children gained 10 kg. People built shops and found buyers.
“Who is to blame for this,” asked the CM.
“Now you are jealous of this. When it was time, you only produced two. Why didn't you produce 20, ”Mr. Rawat said.
In the program, Mr. Rawat also said that America enslaved India for 200 years.
Referring to the epidemic, Mr. Rawat said, “America, which enslaved us for 200 years, ruled the entire world … The empire that the sun never sets is struggling today.”
Reacting to the comments, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala taunted the BJP when Mr. Rawat was elected as the CM of Uttarakhand.
Taking a sarcasm at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr. Surjewala said that he chooses such “learned talent”. He also mocked Mr. Rawat's statement that America ruled India for 200 years.