Two days after drinking a glass of water straight from Kali Bein, a holy stream in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was admitted to Delhi’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital on Tuesday night for ailments. stomach.
The opposite of what he wanted to prove. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Delhi on Wednesday morning after complaining of abdominal pain. A few days earlier, he had traveled to Sultanpurlodhi where he drank a glass of water from the Kali Bein stream.
The goal ? Showing locals that the water was clean enough to drink, reports The New Indian Express. Indeed, the minister had visited the city of Lodhi in Sultanpur on Sunday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the renovation of a reservoir called Kali Bein.
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severe stomach pain
However, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kaura had mentioned a little later to the media that the wastewater from many towns and villages on the banks of Bein flow into it and that unfortunately he was not present at the time of the events to advise against the minister to drink this water.
According to multiple sources, Bhagwant Mann fell ill a few hours later at his official residence in Chandigarh. He would have severe stomach aches. He was therefore airlifted and admitted to hospital in Delhi.
His illness was kept secret by the government and the Punjab administration denied the minister’s stay in the hospital. Similarly, administration officials claimed that the chief minister was in good health.