Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat tests COVID-19 positive
New Delhi : Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat has tested positive for coronavirus, he has asked all those who were recently in his contact to get them tested and go into isolation. Revealing the news on Twitter, the CM said he has tested positive for coronavirus and is under home isolation.
In a tweet in Hindi, he wrote, "My corona test report came back positive. I’m fine and I have no problem. I have isolated myself under the supervision of the doctors. Those of you who have come in close contact with me in the last few days, please be cautious and get yourself checked."
He was scheduled to visit the national capital on a four day visit. "He will be in Delhi for four days and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other cabinet ministers,” an official from the Chief Minister’s office had informed.
Ever since he had become the CM of Uttarakhand, he is making headlines for his remarks like – women who wear ripped jeans are mannerless, people have given birth to children to get free ration during pandemic and America has ruled India for more than 200 years.
Addressing an event at 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).” Rawat also made a factual error when he said in this speech that “America enslaved India for 200 years”.