Kumaraswamy counter challenges PM Modi on development fitness of state

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New Delhi, June 13: Throwing counter-challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on fitness challenge, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said he was more concerned about “development fitness of my state”.

As promised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the fitness challenge thrown by Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli and came up with his own fitness video on Wednesday.

PM posted a video of his morning exercises and passed on the challenge to Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Commonwealth medalist Manika Batra and 40-plus Indian Police Service (IPS) officers.

In the video, the PM can be seen walking on a circular track inspired by panchtatvas or five elements of nature: prithvi, agni, jal, vayu, aakash. After the walk, the PM can be seen doing stretching exercises against a rock.

“Here are moments from my morning exercises. Apart from Yoga, I walk on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature – Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. I also practice breathing exercises. #HumFitTohIndiaFit,” the PM wrote on Twitter.

Responding to Modi’s fitness challenge, Kumaraswamy said “yoga and treadmill are part of my daily routine”. The CM added that he was more concerned about “development fitness of my state” and sought the Prime Minister’s support for the same.

The Fitness Challenge was started by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore‏ on Twitter. It quickly caught on with prominent personalities from Bollywood and the sports community.


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