Speaking at a public meeting here, he said light heatedly: "This setback (foot sprain) will again teach me a lesson."
Saying that he was addressing the public for the first time seated on a chair, he said: "The doctor has advised me not to set foot on the ground. But I am not taking rest."
The Chief Minister, who is leading the BJP campaign, reached the public meeting venue by riding pillion on a scooter.
The Mandi Lok Sabha seat has been a traditional Congress bastion and it lost it for the first time in 1977.
Congress greenhorn Ashray Sharma, who learnt politics for years from his father Anil Sharma, a Cabinet Minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, is in the fray from Mandi. He is pitted against the BJP's first-time MP Ram Swaroop Sharma.
Himachal Pradesh will vote for four Lok Sabha seats on May 19.
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