A ‘fitness challenge’ campaign started by sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Twitter has been supported by thousands of people including celebrities, politicians and sportspersons. And there were a flurry of tweets Thursday morning when Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the ‘fitness challenge’ and promised to put out a video how he kept himself fit. “Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon,” tweeted PM Modi, described by his sports minister as his inspiration behind the campaign “#HumFitTohIndiaFit”.
The barbs from the Congress and his critics came soon after, taking sharp digs at PM Modi and his government for, what they felt, should also have been on the top of his to-do list.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted his fuel challenge to demand that the government reduce fuel prices while lawmaker Shashi Tharoor compared his silence over deaths in police firing in Tamil Nadu to his quick message expressing shock at a 2016 shootout in Colorado in United States and hurled a “compassion challenge” at him.