Responding to the statement, Harish Rawat said he never intended to do so and there was no evidence against Trivendra Singh Rawat.
The Congress condemns the BJP for insulting the state and its people by not doing anything to solve its problems, he said.
If you do not get vaccinated, then this disease (coronavirus) will stay and anyone can get affected by it and become a 'superspreader', Rawat said.
The former CM also urged the CM to start adventure tourism and ensure vaccination of people associated with the sector among other suggestions.
Rawat was trolled on social media for his unusual observation on coronavirus as it went viral at a time when the entire country is battling a strong second wave of COVID-19.
Non-government functionaries appointed during Trivendra Singh Rawat's tenure removed from their posts
The order leaves out of its ambit people who were appointed during the period to a constitutional post for a fixed tenure.
Chief Secretary Om Prakash issued orders in this regard. However, no reason was mentioned for their removal in the order.
He also added that talks to the dissolution of the commissionerate status of Gairsain are just 'fiction'.
Singh made the comparison while addressing a large number of his supporters during a Holi Milan programme.
His remarks came in the backdrop of Chief Minister Tirath Rawat announcement that pilgrims need not produce negative COVID-19 reports 72 hours prior to their arrival in Haridwar for the Mahakumbh.
Leaders should do reverse migration: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on buying land in Gairsain
Political commentators termed the move, which is promoting reverse migration in the hilly areas, as a 'Masterstroke' to defang the opposition Congress in the state.