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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal goes on 'mute mode' after tongue surgery

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 September 2016, 15:41 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not be able to speak for a while after he underwent a surgery to cure his chronic cough in a Bengaluru hospital on 15 September.

According to a Times of India report, the doctors who treated the Delhi CM said that he suffered from 'an enlarged soft palate and uvula in relation to a slight increase in the volume of the tongue.'

The report suggests that Kejriwal suffered from a chronic cough which was a result of anatomical abnormalities like enlarged tongue and a soft palate apart from other problems including the structure and positioning in his mouth.

The doctors have advised him not to talk for a couple of days and a further decision will be taken after the doctors observe the pace of his recovery.

A spokesperson for the hospital said, "The recovery for such a long-standing problem with its own functional accommodation will be gradual. Based on his recovery on, the doctors will advise him on when he can start talking."

First published: 15 September 2016, 15:41 IST