Modi has now tagged HD Kumaraswamy, the newly-appointed chief minister of the state of Karnataka, table tennis player Manika Batra, and Indian police officers, especially those above 40. The PM's video was in response to the challenge thrown at him by Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all&support d cause. Yoga-treadmill r part of my daily workout regime.
Replying to the "cheeky" tweet by Modi, Karnataka CM in a way refused to post his exercise video on social media and instead told the PM that he was "more concerned about the development fitness of my state".
Earlier Rahul Gandhi also countered this fitness challenge same way by challenging Modi to create more jobs and solve issues of people.
Kumaraswamy responds to PM Modi's fitness challenge: 'Support me to keep state fit'
The Karnataka CM on Monday had said that concerned over his health, his father and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda had asked someone from the Congress party to take up the top post in the coalition government. In the video, PM Modi is seen practising several breathing exercises and some Yoga asanas. As Modi rightly described in his tweet, it was "extremely refreshing and rejuvenating" to see the head of the country doing some breathing exercises amid greenery and chirping birds in an exquisitely shot video. India's pride and among the highest medal winners for India in the 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT.
In a separate message, he nominated Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, table tennis player and 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manika Batra and the "entire fraternity of courageous IPS officers, especially those above 40" for the #fitnesschallenge, which has become a talking point on Twitter. I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon.