Many people took to social media to criticize Modi for the tweets

Twitter takes on Modi for talking Yoga as Pathankot was under siege File photo
Flix Monday, January 04, 2016 - 09:41

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday drew heavy criticism from the opposition Congress party and other people on social media after he took to Twitter and sent out a bunch of tweets to promote yoga, even as a terror attack was ongoing in Punjab's Pathankot area.

Addressing the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, DNA quotes him as saying "I hope that you will integrate yoga and traditional Indian medicine more closely into our health care system. My vision for health care is an integrated system that understands and builds on the best and most effective of different traditions.” 

However, this address occurred even as forces were fighting terrorists at the Pathankot Airforce Base in Punjab, and had already lost three army men.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah also criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talking about Yoga at a time when an encounter with terrorists was raging on at Pathankot Air Base.


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