Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was reportedly admitted to a hospital in New Delhi due to unbearable stomach pain after drinking from a polluted ‘holy river’ to prove that the water was clean.
He was admitted to a private hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday night.
Sources claim that Mann started suffering from abdominal pain a couple of days after consuming ‘contaminated’ water from a reservoir on Sunday. He was taken to hospital on Tuesday night.
However, the Punjab administration has denied the chief minister’s stay in the hospital. On the contrary, the administration officials claim that the Chief Minister is healthy.
Mann visited Lodhi town of Sultanpur on Sunday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the renovation of a reservoir called Kali Bein. He drank a glass of water from that reservoir during the plantation program there.
Punjab Chief Minister openly drinks a glass of polluted water from a ‘holy river’ to prove that water is clean. Now admitted to hospital. pic.twitter.com/MH1OLwUlUw
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) July 21, 2022
The water body is known as holy in Punjab. Sources claim that after this, the chief minister started suffering from stomach ache from Tuesday.
According to sources, Mann was airlifted from the Chief Minister’s residence in Chandigarh to a private hospital in New Delhi when he fell ill during the night.
48-year-old Man is undergoing treatment there. However, nothing has been said about this from the chief minister’s office. Although the government had released Mann’s pictures drinking a glassful from the Bein.
ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀ ਚਰਨ ਛੋਹ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਧਰਤੀ ਸੁਲਤਾਨਪੁਰ ਲੋਧੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਪਵਿੱਤਰ ਵੇਈਂ ਦਾ ਪਾਣੀ ਪੀਂਦੇ ਹੋਏ CM @BhagwantMann ਜੀ
ਪਵਿੱਤਰ ਵੇਈਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਾਫ਼ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ ਬੀੜਾ ਰਾਜ ਸਭਾ ਮੈਂਬਰ ਸੰਤ ਸੀਚੇਵਾਲ ਜੀ ਨੇ ਚੁੱਕਿਆ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ pic.twitter.com/4LnU0U66wQ
— AAP Punjab (@AAPPunjab) July 17, 2022
Its video too had gone viral.
The government statement had said that the CM planted a sapling on the banks of Bein and also drank water from the rivulet to prove how clean the water is.