New Delhi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has confirmed that he is isolating himself and has tested positive for COVID-19, on Monday (March 22). He added that people who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days, should get themselves tested. “My coronavirus test (COVID-19) came back positive. I’m fine and I am facing no problems. 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,” Rawat said in Hindi.
मैं सभी के कुशल स्वास्थ्य की कामना करता हूं।
— Tirath Singh Rawat (@TIRATHSRAWAT) March 22, 2021
The news comes after Uttarakhand Chief Minister was scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Monday for a four-day visit to Delhi where he was to meet Prime Minister, Home Minister and other Cabinet Ministers.
“He will be here 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 earlier informed.
Recently Rawat had triggered a controversy with his remarks on women wearing ripped jeans. Another row came Sunday (March 21) when he allegedly said that people should have had more children to get extra ration during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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).”
He also made a factual error when he said in this speech that “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.
(with inputs from ANI)