Why Didn’t You Produce More Children to Get Extra Ration: Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat stoked another controversy on Sunday, saying people should have produced more children to get extra ration during the coronavirus pandemic.

Referring to the distribution of foodgrain during the pandemic, the Uttarakhand CM said every affected household was given 5 kg of ration per member.

“Those having 10 children got 50 kg while those with 20 got one quintal. People with two children got 10 kg. People built stores and found buyers,” Rawat said, adding that he never ate such fine rice.

“Who is to blame for this,” the CM asked. “Now you are jealous of it. When there was time, you produced only two. Why didn’t you produce 20,” Rawat said.

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