Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a key BJP partner, avoided the International Yoga Day occasion in Patna, which was a calm undertaking in West Bengal where his partner Mamata Banerjee additionally gave it a miss, in moves set apart by conceivable political suggestions.
As a large number of yoga fans extended and curved their bodies, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said yoga ought not be viewed as a feature of any religious practice. Talking at the state-level festivals in Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayan, a CPI-M veteran, anyway commended the enormity and advantages of yoga.
In Bihar, Nitish Kumar did not take an interest in the primary Yoga Day occasion in Patna which set tongues swaying. The occasion was initiated by Governor Satya Pal Malik and went to by top BJP pioneers including association serve Ravi Shankar Prasad and vice president serve Sushil Kumar Modi.
Nonetheless, both the decision partners – JD(U) and BJP – tried to make light of Kumar’s nonattendance. The JD(U) said Kumar has been rehearsing yoga every day even before it was pronounced as an International Day by the United Nations in 2015 and “it is inappropriate to append any political significance to individual choices.”
At the point when gotten some information about Kumar’s nonappearance at the occasion, both Prasad and Modi demanded that what was essential was that individuals rehearsed yoga consistently, wherever they picked, and that the nearness or nonattendance of an open figure must not be politicized.
Nitish Kumar, himself’s identity a standard yoga expert and is said to have learnt the old practice from noted examples at the eminent Bihar School of Yoga at Munger, has been reproachful of the mass yoga bore composed on June 21 consistently since 2015.
Hypothesis was overflowing that Kumar may partake in the festivals this year following his arrival to the BJP-drove NDA in August last which he had left in 2013. Be that as it may, he was prominent by his nonappearance at the uber occasion held at Patliputra sports complex.
We realize that Nitish Kumar is a yoga lover. What’s more, that is what is essential. Kindly don’t politicize the issue, Union Law serve Ravishankar Prasad, who had landed from New Delhi to go to the festivals, told journalists in Patna.
Sushil Modi on his part asked, “for what reason would you like to make an issue out of Nitish Kumar’s nonattendance?” “There are numerous BJP pioneers who couldn’t make it to the capacity. There might be numerous pioneers, not simply in JD(U) but rather even in restriction parties like the RJD, who hone yoga frequently. Would you attempt to determine a political importance out of that?
JD(U) representative Rajiv Ranjan Prasad said the gathering pioneers including Nitish Kumar start their day with yoga. “We did as such today too. We have been honing yoga since much before the International Yoga Day came into being…There is no gathering stand, thusly, with respect to partaking in the festivals. Subsequently, it is inappropriate to append any political importance to individual choices.
Resistance RJD locked on to Kumar’s nonattendance to attack him. In an announcement, RJD national VP Shivanand Tiwary said it was “a piece of the old procedure of Nitish to seem not quite the same as his partners and after that make a volte confront.” Tiwary is a previous partner of the main clergyman.
In West Bengal, neither Chief Minister Banerjee nor any of her priests took an interest in any yoga session anyplace in the state. Association serve Mahesh Sharma and other BJP pioneers performed yoga asanas out in the open in Kolkata.
Whenever reached, Trinamool Congress (TMC) secretary general and state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said the gathering watched the International Yoga Day consistently and this year was no special case.
“Universal Yoga Day was seen in Moulali. In the regions additionally, it was seen in schools. A year ago, we had watched the International Yoga Day in Kolkata,” he said.
BJP national secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya when inquired as to whether there is absence of eagerness in commending the Yoga day in West Bengal said it involved lament that the Mamata Banerjee government was discovering legislative issues in all things.
“Yoga Day is additionally being praised in Islamic nations of the world, however the West Bengal government is politicizing everything,” he said.
In Kerala, Vijayan said Yoga can be drilled by all, independent of position and religion, including it ought to be finished with a ‘free and mainstream’ mind.
He said the LDF government has found a way to set up a yoga and naturopathy focal point of global benchmarks in the state.
Expressing that yoga was an activity and not some portion of any custom, Vijayan bemoaned that endeavors were being made by a few gatherings to “capture” it for the sake of religion. “This sort of false purposeful publicity will just ward off average citizens from yoga and lessen its notoriety,” he said.
Naming yoga as a ‘decent exercise’ for the body and psyche, the central pastor stated, “however there might be numerous different types of activities on the planet, there is nothing in the same class as yoga particularly for the psychological wellness and prosperity.”