Kejriwal’s tongue is too big for him: Doctor


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal‘s opponent knew this too well already. Kejriwal’s tongue, that left many an opponent bruised ever since he entered politics, is not only sharp but also big, in fact too big for his own comfort.

The AAP chief has been advised by doctors to avoid speaking for a few days after he underwent successful corrective surgery for his chronic cough at Narayan Health City in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

He underwent a surgery for chronic cough at Narayana Health City in Bommasandra, Bangalore, on Tuesday. According to his doctor, he suffered from “an enlarged soft palate and uvula in relation to a slight increase in the volume of the tongue”. In other words, his tongue is too big for his mouth.

He was operated upon by Dr Paul C Salins, medical director and vice-president, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health, who made the diagnosis initially on the basis of observing the pattern of his bouts of coughing.

The surgery involved correcting Kejriwal’s small muscle at the roof of mouth, repositioning of the tongue-base relationship and restructuring of the chin. So basically, the Delhi CM took it on the chin.

Now, Kejriwal has been asked to not talk for a couple of days and depending on his recovery time, doctors will take a call on when he can start speaking again.

Previously, he had been to Jindal Nature Cure Institute, Tumkur Road, for 10- and 12-day periods to treat the cough, as also diabetes.