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More concerned about Karnataka’s fitness: Kumaraswamy on PM Modi’s challenge

PTI
Published : Jun 13, 2018, 2:14 pm IST
Updated : Jun 13, 2018, 2:14 pm IST

Posting his fitness video, PM Modi passed on fitness challenge to Kumaraswamy, table tennis player Manika Batra and IPS officers.

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said he was more concerned about 'developing fitness' of the state and sought the PM Modi’s support for it. (Photo: File/PTI)
 Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said he was more concerned about 'developing fitness' of the state and sought the PM Modi’s support for it. (Photo: File/PTI)

Bengaluru: Responding to the fitness challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said he was more concerned about "developing fitness" of the state and sought the Prime Minister’s support for it.

"Dear @narendramodi ji I am honoured & thank U very much for d concern about my health I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all & supportd cause," Kumaraswamy said in a tweet on his official Twitter handle @CMofKarnataka.

"Yoga-treadmill r part of my daily workout regime. Yet, I am more concerned about devlpment fitness of my state & seek ur support for it," he said.

PM Modi on Wednesday passed on the fitness challenge to Kumaraswamy, table tennis player Manika Batra and IPS officers, especially those above 40 years of age.

"I am delighted to nominate the following for the #FitnessChallenge: Karnataka's CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy. India's pride and among the highest medal winners for India inthe 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT. The entire fraternity of brave IPS officers, especially those above 40," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

Prime Minister Modi also posted his fitness video on Twitter which shows him meditating, walking on a track inspired by five elements of nature, and doing yoga. Kumaraswamy had undergone heart-related surgery twice, first in 2007 and then in 2017 too.

Also Read: PM Modi shares fitness video, challenges K'taka CM Kumaraswamy

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.

"When Congress leaders said they want to make me Chief Minister, he (Deve Gowda) said his (Kumaraswamy's) health is not good... he has twice undergone treatment... let someone from among you become the chief minister," he had said.

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