Indian minister drinks water from river to show locals it’s safe… before he’s rushed to hospital

An Indian politician was admitted to the hospital after becoming unwell after drinking a glass of tainted water from a ‘holy’ river to convince villagers it was okay.

After drinking the tainted water from the Kali Bein, Punjab’s Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was flown to New Delhi.

Mann is shown in a viral video grabbing a glass of water and gulping down the tainted beverage.

Mann began to have stomach pains a few days after consuming the water.

Indian Punjab CM hospitalised after drinking ‘polluted water’

Chief Minister of Indian Punjab Bhagwant Mann was admitted to hospital after he drank "polluted water from a river to prove that water is clean". In a video, Mann can be seen scooping up a glass of water from a river and gulping it down amid cheers from supporters. The CM drank the water, which is usually polluted with sewage waste from neighbouring towns and villages, without hesitation, NDTV reported. 🎥 via Twitter: ashoswai (Ashok Swain) For more, visit: #etribune #news #india #indianpunjab #bhagwantmann

Posted by Express Tribune on Thursday, 21 July 2022

He was brought to the Sarita Vihar location of the Apollo Indraprastha Hospital, where he was kept overnight.

Medical professionals reported that a multidisciplinary team was treating Mann for an infection.

Before the minister was allowed to leave the hospital, doctors conducted a number of tests on him.

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