Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi for his tweet on Yoga Day; says it's 'insult' of security forces

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 June 2019, 08:17 PM
Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi for his tweet on Yoga Day; says it's 'insult' of security forces
Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi for his tweet on Yoga Day; says it's 'insult' of security forces

Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah slammed his Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi for his tweet on the International Yoga Day on Friday. Gandhi tweeted a photo of Indian Army dogs and their handlers performing exercises on the occasion of International Yoga Day, saying “New India.”

Soon after that, several BJP leaders, including Tejasvi Surya, hit back at Gandhi.

"Ok. He still hasn't learnt his lessons. In one go, he has insulted our Army, brave Jawans, the incredible dog unit, Yoga tradition & our country. I feel really sad for all the young Congress workers (if there are any left) that they have to deal with this man as their leader," Surya tweeted.

Hours later, Shah joined in and lashed out at the Congress president on Twitter.

“Congress stands for negativity. Today, their negativity was seen in their clear support to the medieval practice of Triple Talaq. Now, they mock Yoga Day and insult our forces (yet again!) Hoping the spirit of positivity will prevail. It can help overcome toughest challenges,” Shah tweeted.

Responding to Gandhi’s tweet, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said: It’s a sign of the Congress’s depression and frustration. When the entire world is celebrating the International Yoga Day, he posts such a tweet. A person tweets according to his level.     

Many Twettarati also wonder why did Gandhi post the tweet.  

Chinese army troops and civilians for the first time participated in a joint Yoga session with Indian army personnel along the Indo-China border in the Eastern border on Friday. Altogether 70 Chinese army personnel and 30 civilians participated in the joint yoga sessions at Nathu-La in Sikkim and at Bumla and Wacha-Damai in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence spokesperson Lt Col Harshwardhan Pande said.

June 21, the Northern Hemisphere's longest day, is celebrated as the International Yoga Day worldwide after the United Nations General Assembly adopted in 2014 a proposal mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Yoga has become immensely popular all over China in the past few decades and is emerging as a major fitness discipline which is specially promoted by the Chinese Ministry of Sports.

First Published: Friday, June 21, 2019 07:25 PM
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