Arjun Ram Meghwal, minister of state for water resources, river development & Ganga rejuvenation, and of Parliamentary affairs, presided over the launch of a brand of papad called “Bhabhiji Papad” which, he claimed, could help develop antibodies needed to fight the coronavirus. Meghwal is a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative, a papad manufacturer has come up with this product that will aid the formation of antibodies to fight the coronavirus,” the minister said in a video that has been widely circulated on social media. “This papad will prove useful in the fight against coronavirus.”

He cited no evidence.