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Tirath’s short tenure was marked by controversies during the initial days although later, as he settled down in his role, he became more careful in his statements.
Some of his controversial remarks included those on women wearing ripped jeans, declaration that no RT-PCR was required for Kumbh, equating PM Narendra Modi with god and declaring that US, not Britain ruled India for 200 years.
His predecessor Trivendra Singh Rawat’s key decisions such as making Gairsain a commissionerate and Devasthanam Board were also either reversed or reviewed by him. Also, over 80 minister-level rank holders in the state who were appointed during Trivendra’s tenure were shown the door.
During the second wave of the Covid crisis, the Tirath government took a few initiatives like setting up oxygen plants in all 13 districts, setting up more ICU beds and ventilators as well as inaugurating the Vatsalya Yojna, which assures assistance to children who have either lost their parents or the earning member due to the virus.
The CM and his team were also working on an ambitious project to make over 22,000 new appointments in more than 21 government departments.