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PM Modi releases fitness video, challenges CM Kumaraswamy next

CM HD Kumaraswamy politely declines PM Modi's Fitness Challenge; says more worried about fitness of Karnataka PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli's 'Fitness challenge', releases video of himself undertaking Yoga
Gustavo Carr | 13 June, 2018, 13:11

While being physically fit is an added advantage for any politician (for that matter for anyone and everyone), but to suddenly forget about all the problems plaguing the nation and concentrate all energies on being "fit and hit" definitely smacks of misplaced priorities of any government.

Earlier, PM Modi shared a video of him walking, doing some breathing exercises and yoga, while responding to Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli's fitness challenge.

One of Narendra Modi's most enduring images as prime minister has him performing yoga on Rajpath, New Delhi's main boulevard, along with hundreds of Indians behind him.

PM Modi had on May 24 tweeted "Challenge accepted" in response to Virat Kohli's fitness challenge and had promised to share his own video. The Olympic silver medallist was seen doing push-ups while inviting youngsters to join in and take the challenge.

He was also barefoot to enjoy his walk on the green lanes and water bodies. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating.

CM HD Kumaraswamy politely declines PM Modi's Fitness Challenge; says more worried about fitness of Karnataka
Kumaraswamy responds to PM Modi's fitness challenge: 'Support me to keep state fit'

On Twitter, Modi said he also walks "on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature - Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash".

The PM also urged "every Indian to devote some part of the day towards fitness".

On the other side, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy responded on fitness challenge passed on him by Naredra Modi, and he tweeted, "Dear @narendramodi ji, I am honoured& thankU very much for d concern about my health". However, he sought the PM's support in ensuring "development fitness of Karnataka". As of now, the coalition partners have won the embittered battle in the southern state.

"I am delighted to nominate the following for the #FitnessChallenge: Karnataka's CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy".

He had posted a video of his fitness regime and challenged Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, Kohli and badminton player Saina Nehwal to do the same.

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