I am more concerned about developing state's fitness: HD Kumaraswamy to PM

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

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".

Earlier, when Modi had accepted Kohli's fitness challenge, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had dared the PM to accept a "fuel challenge", asking him to reduce the spiralling fuel prices or face a nationwide stir by his party.

I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all&support d cause. "Yoga and treadmill are part of my daily workout regime", he said, asserting that he was "more concerned about the development fitness of my state". Apart from yoga, I walk on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or five elements of nature - Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash.

He recently took to Twitter and revealed moments from his morning exercises. 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.

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'

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. "I also practice breathing exercises (sic)".

In the video that is more than a minute long, Mr. Modi is seen walking in stones, sand, grass, and water besides doing other free hand exercises. The fitness challenges are part of the #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign initiated by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore last month.

"#HumFitTohIndiaFit Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media".

In 2015, India created two world records on International Yoga Day when PM Modi led the participants at Rajpath in Delhi and recorded the largest yoga class with 35,985 people.

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