Kejriwal to leave for Bengaluru Tuesday for throat surgery

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will leave for Bengaluru on Tuesday to undergo throat surgery for his persistent cough, an official said.

“He (Kejriwal) will leave tomorrow (Tuesday) for Bengaluru for his throat surgery for treatment of his cough problem. He will remain under observation for a few days after the surgery. He will stay there till doctors advise him,” the official told IANS.

He is likely to return on September 22.

The official, however, refused to divulge further details like the name of the hospital where Kejriwal will be treated.

Bengaluru is currently witnessing violent protests over the Cauvery water sharing row.

In Kejriwal’s absence Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will look after the chief ministerial works.

Earlier in 2015, Kejriwal had attended a 10-day naturopathy treatment for his cough problem at Jindal Naturecure Institute in Bengaluru.

Sources in the government said that after returning from Bengaluru, Kejriwal is expected to visit Goa from September 26 to 28.

In Goa, Kejriwal will meet the party workers and campaign for the assembly elections due next year.

AAP has decided to fight assembly elections in Goa.