Bhagwant Mann reportedly complained of a stomach ache and was hospitalized after drinking a glass of water directly from Kali Bein. He was airlifted and admitted to the hospital in Delhi.
Drinking water from Kali Bein
Two days after he drank a glassful of water directly from Kali Bein, a holy rivulet in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was admitted to Delhi’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital with a stomachache late on Tuesday.
The Punjab CM was invited to Sultanpur Lodhi to participate in the 22nd anniversary of the cleaning of Kali Bein by renowned environmentalist and Rajya Sabha MP Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal. Mann drank the water, which is polluted, without hesitation, said reports.
The water of Kali Bein was polluted with all the sewage and industrial waste flowing into it. Grass and dense weed grew around it.
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
Meanwhile, AAP leaders have denied Mann had any infection and said he went to the hospital for a routine checkup and was later discharged.
AAP’s Punjab unit has said that the CM had taken up the task of cleaning the holy place. The government announced to clean rivers and drains across the state. “Bhagwant Mann also drank water from the Bein and said that he was blessed to have got this opportunity,” AAP Punjab said in a tweet.
Praising the efforts of Balbir Singh Seechewal for cleaning Kali Bein, the chief minister said that such efforts need to be replicated at a mass level to carry forward the legacy of great gurus.
I find it amusing that political leaders like @BhagwantMann prefer Apollo Hospital for a stomach ache sickness than the famous Delhi Mohalla clinics.
— Savio Rodrigues 🇮🇳 (@PrinceArihan) July 22, 2022
Bhagwant Mann drinking a glass of water from river which they claimed to have cleaned and then falling ill and getting admitted in Apollo Hospital Delhi has to be funny tragic story of the year.
Don’t do Masti
Health nahi sasti
— Ashu (@muglikar_) July 21, 2022
Bhagwant Mann forgot to mix Whisky in that water, that's why he was hospitalized.
— Spirit of Congress✋ (@SpiritOfCongres) July 21, 2022
On a lighter note, Bhagwant Mann’s case clearly demonstrates that liquor is way less harmful than bad water.
— Jas Oberoi | ਜੱਸ ਓਬਰੌਏ (@iJasOberoi) July 21, 2022
CM Bhagwant Mann admitted in Apollo Hospital after his health deteriorated due to stomach infection. What was the need to drink river water ? pic.twitter.com/woCfqQqU0h
— SOCRATES (@DJSingh85016049) July 21, 2022
Publicity stunt mehanga padh gya #BhagwantMann
Action. Reaction 🤣 pic.twitter.com/qBwqA5Tpfu
— फादर हिलाले लूईआ (@flyovrmazarwale) July 21, 2022