Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has issued a scathing reply to Congress president Rahul Gandhi who was captured on camera on Wednesday calling the Prime Minister's fitness video 'bizarre'.
When asked about the incident that took place at Rahul Gandhi's Iftar party, Naqvi said:
"Rahul ji, cracking joke on joke, he has become a mega-joke himself.
Of the jokes running in the country, the biggest subject is 'Rahul Baba'."
Naqvi added that making fun of issues that had an importance to the nation had become a habit og Rahul Gandhi:
"He has a habit of making fun of these things. He made fun of surgical strikes and terrorists being eliminated. He made fun of the economy and development. He made fun of the constitution and democracy. Making these jokes, he has become a joke himself."
He also illustrated what the Congress president was doing with a parable:
"There's an old saying about sitting on a branch and cutting it down with an axe. He's sitting on the Congress' branch with an axe. And he's hitting it (*makes sound effect*)."
When asked about whether the fitness challenge, which promotes a healthy and fit India, should be politicised, Naqvi said:
"He has to go abroad for fitness. The country's fitness, the country's yoga... he doesn't like these swadeshi things. That's why he keeps going abroad for fitness things every few months. He won't understand the country's fitness methods."
Here's PM Modi's fitness video: