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CM HD Kumaraswamy politely declines PM Modi's Fitness Challenge; says more worried about fitness of Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday quickly responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Fitness Challenge, but unfortunately declined to participate, saying that the fitness of his state was of utmost priority. Apart from these, PM Modi said, he walks on a track inspired by the five elements of nature.

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 fearless IPS officers, especially those above 40" for the #fitnesschallenge, which has become a talking point on Twitter. "I also practice breathing exercises (sic)".

Here are moments from my morning exercises. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating.

"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 in the 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT.

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'

"The entire fraternity of fearless IPS officers, especially those above 40", he wrote in the micro blogging site. He further said that he is more concerned about development of Karnataka. Yoga-treadmill r part of my daily workout regime.

Kohli then accepted Rathore's challenged and nominated Prime Minister Modi.

The fitness challenge has been doing the rounds on social media platform Twitter where Minister of State for youth affairs and sports, Rajyavardhan Rathore, had first invited Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and badminton champion Saina Nehwal to post their videos/photograhs while working out.

Modi nominated Kumaraswamy after he uploaded a two-minute video of his fitness routine.

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