13 Jun 2018
#HumFitTohIndiaFit: To PM Modi's fitness challenge, Kumaraswamy has indifferent response
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted Indian cricketer Virat Kohli's fitness challenge and posted a video of his morning routine.
At the same time, the PM challenged Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, to which the latter response was 'thanks but no thanks'.
The 'Hum Fit toh India Fit' initiative started by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore became a rage on social media recently.
More concerned about Karnataka's development: Kumaraswamy tells PM Modi
Taking to Twitter, Kumaraswamy wrote he did physical activities daily but he is more concerned about the development of Karnataka and wants PM Modi's support for it.
It is well known that Kumaraswamy sees Modi as an adversary and chose to form the government in the Southern state with Congress's help.
The assembly elections in Karnataka didn't give any party clear majority.
Here's what Karnataka's CM tweeted
Dear @narendramodi ji— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) June 13, 2018
I am honoured thankU very much for d concern about my health
I believe physical fitness is imptnt for allsupport d cause. Yoga-treadmill r part of my daily workout regime.
Yet, I am more concerned about devlpment fitness of my stateseek ur support for it.
PM Modi's fitness regime includes five elements of nature
Sharing his fitness video on social media, Narendra Modi wrote he walked on a track that encompasses 5 elements of nature - Prithvi (Earth), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air) and Aakash (Sky).
He also does yoga along with the walk, the Prime Minister revealed.
He wrote, "This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. I also practice breathing exercises"
Here's the video PM shared that may motivate you
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2018
breathing exercises. #HumFitTohIndiaFit pic.twitter.com/km3345GuV2
BJP vs Congress
Notably, Congress poked fun at the fitness challenge
Just when the Fitness challenge started becoming a rage on social media, with many celebrities joining hands, the opposition Congress had mocked it.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi hurled the 'Fuel Challenge' at PM, and asked him to speak about sky-rocketing fuel prices.
With Kumaraswamy's indifferent response, the political controversy around this challenge is sure to get dirtier with every passing day.