Official drinks water to show that it was clean… and ends up hospitalized

The video went viral in India  after it was posted by the local government.

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Bhagwant Mann, the head of government of the Punjab state of the Republic of India has been hospitalized two days after drinking water from a reservoir for cameras.

The official visited the town of Lodhi on Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of a reservoir called Kali Bien .

In an attempt to prove that the water in the reservoir, considered sacred, was totally clean, he took a glass.

The event was recorded on video and photographed by journalists as part of a public event.

The video of the head of government drinking the water was published by the government itself.

sick head of government

On Tuesday, Bhagwant Mann was admitted to a New Delhi hospital. The Indian Express reports that the official was suffering from “unbearable stomach pain”.

According to the media, Mann was airlifted to the capital’s hospital.

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