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Muslim expert to teach yoga to BJP president

By M I Khan
June 17, 2015 10:01 IST
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A Muslim yoga expert will teach yoga to BJP president Amit Shah at a special yoga camp in Patna on June 21 to mark the International Yoga Day celebrations. M I Khan Reports.

A Muslim yoga expert will teach yoga to Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah at a special camp in Bihar's capital Patna on June 21 to mark the International Yoga Day celebrations.

"Experts Mohammad Tamanna and Ashok Sarkar will teach yoga to Shah at the Moinul Haque stadium in Patna," Ajit Kumar, incharge of Bihar-Jharkhand Patanjali Yogpeeth, said on Wednesday.

He said Tamanna will also provide several important yoga tips to Shah.

Shah, along with at least half a dozen Union ministers from Bihar including
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Rajeev Pratap Rudy, Radha Mohan Singh and Ram Kirpal Yadav will also attend the yoga camp in Patna.

Shah's plans to attend yoga camp in Patna have already become a political issue.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar last Saturday said: “Has he seen his body? Is it suitable for performing yoga? He should practise yoga silently at home everyday to stay fit. This will bring internal change in him too.”

Terming the move to hold the yoga camp on June 21 a "drama", Nitish also targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that they had made yoga a matter of “show-off and publicity”.

In response, Telecom and Information Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad advised the Janata Dal-United leader to practice 'pranayam' for peace of mind.

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