Narendra Modi Playing Yoga Tricks. Photo: Press Information Bureau
Yoga is largely a Hindu-only exercise, as it was first practiced in ancient India by Hindu Sanyasis (or ascetics) as part of their lifelong practice of self-denial.
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi positions himself as the champion of Yoga in India.
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As nearly 80% of the 1.3 billion people of India are Hindus, it becomes a virtual compulsion for all political parties to woo Hindu voters. Politicians, therefore, play all types of tricks to bind Hindus with a common thread. Yoga is one of them.
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Narendra Modi will lead the second International Day of Yoga celebrations by participating in a mass Yoga demonstration in Chandigarh on the morning of 21st of June.
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