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Nobody stopped Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann from drinking sewage polluted water of kali Bein at Sultanpurlodhi

ASHOK KAURA | July 20, 2022 11:26 PM

KAPURTHALA: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann drank the polluted water containing sewage waste of towns and villages falling in the sacred kali bein rivulet during his visit to Sultanpurlodhi on July 17. 

Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal during media interaction with “Vartalap” function organised by Press information Bureau of government of India confirmed that CM had consumed the sewage polluted water. 

According to reports Chief Minister got infection in stomach and is admitted in a Delhi hospital. There is bowever no official confirmation of it.

DC denies media reports

Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala  Vishesh Sarangal however has claimed that he never issued any such statement. He said statement is completely wrong and false. " I never said it", he stated in a statement on whats app.

Ashok Kaura has reeported that while replying to a question regarding the sewage water of towns and villages situated near the banks of kali bein still flowing in the rivulet, DC said that there are many villages and towns whose sewage water is still flowing in the rivulet and the state government is very much serious to stop the dirty water flowing in the rivulet.

When asked by media persons that it was not his moral responsibility to advise the Chief Minister not to drink the sewage contaminated water of kali bein, DC said he was not present at the spot when renowned environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal member Rajya Sabha who had invited the Chief Minister to participate in the 22nd Bein kar sewa cleanliness function, offered the Chief Minister glass of bein  water to drink and the Chief Minister did not declined the offer and reluctantly drank some of the water. Some of the media persons noticed that Chief Minister after tasting polluted water threw the remaining polluted water in the bein.

Deputy Commissioner however added that the TDP level of bein was fit for human consumption but refused to comment further on the sewage water still flowing in the bein.

DC said district administration was preparing a plan to identify the villages and towns which were still putting dirty water in the sacred rivulet and would make all out efforts to stop the pollutant water still flowing in the rivulet.

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