The next leg of Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai's 'En Mann En Makkal' padayatra is being rescheduled due to his ill health, the party said on Wednesday.
The foot march was slated to start on October 6 but is now being postponed to October 16, the party's state unit said on its official X handle, adding that he has been advised rest by doctors.
It also shared a communique from a city-based hospital, which said that Annamalai has been provisionally diagnosed with a viral lower respiratory infection, with bronchospasm (asthma).
He has been prescribed medication for five days and "bed rest" for 2 weeks, it said.
Annamalai had gone to the hospital on Tuesday with complaints of cough, breathing difficulty, throat pain, body ache and fatigue, it said.
The party, however, said that a district presidents' meeting scheduled here on Thursday will be held as planned.