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After Virat, Rahul and Tejashwi Too Have a Challenge for PM Modi

This whole challenge chain was started by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore for a fit India.


Updated:May 25, 2018, 11:00 AM IST
After Virat, Rahul and Tejashwi Too Have a Challenge for PM Modi
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Image: Reuters)

New Delhi: Taking a cue from Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge to PM Modi, which was promptly accepted by him, members of the opposition too decided to throw in a challenge, albeit of a different kind, for the Prime Minister.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi challenged the Prime Minister to reduce fuel prices. He said the Congress will go on a nationwide agitation if the Prime Minister fails to do so and said he will wait for Modi's response.

Congress Communications in charge Randeep Surjewala too presented an "economic fitness" challenge for the PM. He urged the PM to reduce the excise duty on petrol to lessen the burden on common man. Prices of diesel and petrol in India have surged to a record high, stoking opposition criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration for causing hardship to ordinary people. Rising global crude oil prices are largely behind the surge, but fuel is also heavily taxed by India's state and central authorities, accounting for about 40-50 percent of the retail cost of petrol and diesel.


RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly, too decided to jump in and threw in a slew of challenges for the Prime Minister. While Rahul had just one precise challenge for the PM, Tejashwi’s challenges ranged from jobs creation to problems facing farmers to atrocities against Dalits.

This whole challenge chain was started by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore who put up a fitness challenge video and urged people to keep fit and post their videos online.

| Edited by: Ashutosh Tripathi
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