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

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Responding to the fitness

challenge from Narendra Modi, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today 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 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 today passed on the fitness challenge to Kumaraswamy, 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 inthe 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT. The entire fraternity of brave IPS officers, especially those above 40," Modi said in a tweet.

The today also posted his fitness video on which shows him meditating, walking on a track inspired by five elements of nature, and doing

Kumaraswamy had undergone heart-related twice, first in 2007 and then last year too.

The CM on Monday had said that concerned over his health, his father and former H D Deve had asked someone from the party to take up the top post in the coalition government.

"When 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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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 13:05 IST