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‘Born in cow dung, coronavirus can’t come near me’: MP minister Imarti Devi’s claim goes viral

In the viral clip, when journalists are heard asking Devi certain questions, she singles out a particular person telling him how wrongly reported that she had tested positive for Covid-19.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 10, 2020 12:49:19 pm
Madhya Pradesh Minister Imarti Devi gobar comment viral video, BJP Imarti Devi, trending, indian express, indian express newsSince the incident, the video of the bizarre claim has gone viral on several social media platforms. (Source: @OstwalKumarp/Twitter)

From injecting disinfectant, drinking alcohol to having papads as an immunity booster, politicians of all hues have come up with their own version of Covid-19 “cures”, albeit without any scientific basis. The latest to join the list is Madhya Pradesh minister Imarti Devi, who recently said in Gwalior that she cannot be infected with Covid-19 because she was born in gobar (cow dung) and mitti (mud).

In a viral clip, Devi can be seen telling journalists in Gwalior how wrongly it was reported by the media that she had tested positive for Covid-19.

“Tumahi they, akele tum. Tumey humein corona bata deo. Imarti Devi matti mey paida bhai, gobar mein paida bhai, itte karre kitanu hain ki, Corona ke aas paas nahi aa payein.” (Only you were there and you said that I have corona. I was born in soil and cow dung. There are so many germs there that corona will not come anywhere near me.)

Watch the video here:

Since the incident, the video of the bizarre claim has gone viral on several social media platforms.

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