‘PM Narendra Modi fit, desh unfit,’ says SP’s Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Friday ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fitness video and said he is busy doing squats while innocent people are being killed.

Speaking to , Khan said that at a time when innocent people, journalists and jawans are being brutally murdered, the Prime Minister is busy performing several yoga asanas.

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“Sena ke jawan ki hatya, patrakar ki hatya, imandaar ki, majdoor ki, chhatra ki hatya sab peeche reh gaye. Pehle fitness kariye…Udhar jawan maare ja rahe theyy aur desh ke Pradhanmantri dand-baithak laga rahe theyy…Pradhanmantri fit desh unfit” (Murder of soldier, journalist, labour and honest students have been left behind, first comes fitness. Here, nation’s soldiers were killed and the prime minister was doing squats. Prime Minister is fit…but country is unfit.)

On Wednesday, PM Narendra Modi had responded to the fitness challenge posed to him by Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. The PM had not only posted a video of his routine, but also tagged Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, table tennis player Manika Batra and IPS officers, especially those above 40.

The SP leader was not the only to attack the Prime Minister for his fitness challenge video. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had a similar opinion on the PM’s fitness video.

Hosting an Iftar party at a luxury hotel in the national capital on Wednesday, Gandhi said this amounted to bankruptcy and asked CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury to put out his fitness video to match the Prime Minister.

“Did you see the PM’s fitness video? It is ridiculous… I mean… It is bizarre… This is bankruptcy,” he said as he poked fun at the video put out by the Prime Minister.

Bukhari, along with his two personal security officers (PSOs) was killed when he was boarding the car just outside his office at Press Enclave in Lal Chowk. Bukhari’s death sent shockwaves across the nation and the condolences started to pour in from every corner of the nation. While his former and current colleagues were in disbelief and expressing their shock at the news, leaders from the political spectrum condoled the death of the “formidable journalist”.

According to officials, Bukhari, who was in his 50s, was leaving his office for an iftar party when he was shot. While one of the personal security officers guarding him was killed, another policeman and a civilian were injured in the attack.

Earlier on June 14, Indian army jawan Aurangzeb was killed by terrorists in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.

His body was found by a team of police and Army at Gussu village, about 10 km away from Kalampora, in Pulwama district. He was shot in his head and neck.

Opposition leader and cabinet ministers also took to social media to condemn the horrendous attack. Rahul Gandhi, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley were among many leaders who condoled the death of Bukhari.