Modi promotes Yoga for political advantage: Congress

New Delhi: Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not practising yoga with the right intention and only promoting it for political advantage.

Also noting that yoga cannot improve India’s economic situation, the party also accused Modi and the BJP of “fragmenting the society” and said this cannot be healed through yoga.

“Modi and his party have fragmented the society. You cannot heal it through yoga. Yoga can keep your body healthy but not the society. It cannot improve the economic situation in the country,” said Congress spokesperson Pramod Tiwari.

“In order to do that, they (the Modi government) will have to change their way of working. They will have to take everyone along,” he added.

“The first theory of yoga is one should not show off. This is a very personal thing if someone is practising it. Modiji has breached that theory.

“He should promote it but Modiji doesn’t practise yoga with the right intention…. he wants to use its promotion for political advantage,” said Tiwari.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally.