Home   —

Indian politician drinks polluted ‘Holy river’ water to prove it is clean. Now in hospital

An Indian politician who drank water from a polluted ‘Holy river’ to prove it is clean has reportedly been admitted to hospital.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann drank from Kali Bein, a holy rivulet in Sultanpur Lodhi, two days before seeking medical help.

He was admitted to Delhi’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital with a stomach ache earlier this week, The India Express reports.

According to sources, he is still in hospital on Thursday after being admitted on Tuesday. He is said to be undergoing medical tests.

He was airlifted from his official residence in Chandigarh on Tuesday night.

Despite sources claiming that he had been hospitalised, the Chief Minister’s Office chose not to confirm the story. Instead, an official said he was in good health and going about his regular meetings.

he Kali Bein is hugely significant to the Sikh religion Nanak Dev, the first Nanak, is thought to have found enlightenment there.

The incident took place on the 22nd anniversary of an operation designed to clean the rivulet launched in 2000, with Mann drinking from Kali Bein to prove its success.

Decades ago, wastewater and industrial waste flowed openly into the Kali Bein while weeds grew on the banks. While the river is much cleaner than it was, drinking it is not at all advisable.

Share Post:

Reddit
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr

Related Topics

Website Hosted by BlueHost

Bluehost is a web hosting company owned by Endurance International Group. It was one of the 20 largest web hosts in 2015 and was collectively hosting over 2 million domains in 2010. Bluehost was among those studied in the analysis of web-based hosting services in collaborative online learning programs.

Bluehost sells shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting and WooCommerce hosting as well as professional marketing services. Their servers are powered by PHP 7, HTTP/2, and Nginx+ caching.

guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments