The video went viral in India after it was posted by the local government.
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.
Punjab Chief Minister openly drinks a glass of polluted water from a ‘holy river’ to prove that water is clean. Now admitted to hospital. pic.twitter.com/MH1OLwUlUw
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) July 21, 2022
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.
Polluted water a big problem in India
A study by The Lancet with data from 2019 indicates that 1 in 6 people in the world died due to ingesting contaminated water.