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 his 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. 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," Modi said in a tweet.
The PM on Wednesalso 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 last year too. The Karnataka CM said concerned over his health, his father and former PM 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 CM, he (Gowda) said his (Kumaraswamy's) health is not good... he has twice undergone treatment... let someone from among you become the CM," he had said.