Chandigarh, May 13 : Firebrand Congress leader and Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has damaged his vocal cords by delivering back to back speeches at about 80 rallies last month, has now been put on medication, his office said here on Monday.
According to the statement, ''Navjot Singh Sidhu campaigned across the country, addressing 80 rallies in 28 days. Continuous speech has severely impacted his vocal cords to the extent that they bled at times".
''Mr Sidhu consulted physicians on early Sunday morning in Chandigarh, who advised two alternatives. Either the balm coating over his damaged throat, which would required him not to speak for four days, or a severe measure of anti-inflammatory injections and steroid medication along with complete rest for 48 hours," it said.
Mr Sidhu insisted with the doctors to continue campaigning in the remaining days as the Lok Sabha elections reach their final phase. He choose the anti-inflammatory injections and steroid medication to rest for just two days because balm coating would have hampered his ability to speak for the next four days.
At the moment Mr Sidhu is under medication and in process of a quick recovery to return-back to campaigning at the earliest, the statement added. Mr Sidhu would resume his campaigning for the Congress party from May 14 throughout the country. He would be addressing public meetings in Patna Sahib (Bihar) on May 14, in Paonta Sahib, Bilaspur and Nalagarh in Himachal Prade4sh on the next day.
On May 16 and 17, Mr Sidhu would be campaigning in Madhya Pradesh, the statement said.