New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Tuesday leave for Bengaluru, reeling under curfew, to undergo throat surgery for his persistent cough.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader will remain under observation for a few days after the surgery. He will stay there till doctors advise him, an official told news agency 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.
(With IANS inputs)