Bhagwant Mann admitted to hospital after gulping polluted water, discharged
- Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Singh Mann was admitted to a private hospital in Delhi
- This came two days after he drank water from the polluted Kali Bein rivulet
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Singh Mann was admitted to a private hospital, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, in Delhi reportedly complaining of stomach pain. The 48-year-old was discharged on Thursday after almost 12 hours of hospitalisation.
The Indian Express on Tuesday night, quoting sources, reported that Mann was taken ill with a severe stomachache at his official residence in Chandigarh. The Punjab CM was then airlifted and admitted to the hospital in Delhi.
"His ailment was kept a closely guarded secret by the government as he was rushed to the Capital without his entire security staff," the report mentioned sources saying.
As soon as the report was out, social media users started speculating that Mann got stomach infection because he drank water from the polluted Kali Bein, which is a holy rivulet in Sultanpur Lodi.
A video was shared by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab on Twitter, showing the comedian turned politician drinking water from the rivulet.
The tweet translates to: "CM @BhagwantMann while drinking holy water at Sultanpur Lodhi, the land touched by Guru Nanak Sahib's feet. Rajya Sabha member Sant Sicheval ji has taken up the task of cleaning the holy place."
"Oh dear- 'Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann was reportedly admitted to hospital for a stomach infection.. a video of him drinking polluted water triggered speculation ... In the video, the CM could be seen scooping up a glass of water from a river and gulping it," NDTV anchor Gargi Rawat tweeted.
"I think Bhagwant Mann has forgotten his new job as CM. He still thinks he is a comedian and hence doing comedy," a Twitter user said.
"Bhagwant had a bit of ‘Kachi’ sharab .. all good lol," another one tweeted.
As per an NDTV report, Aam Aadmi Party leaders have denied any link with Mann drinking the rivulet water and his health. They added that the 48-year-old was taken to the hospital for a routine checkup.