Yoga seeks to unite but country is being 'divided': Manish Sisodia

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New Delhi, June 21: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday chose the occasion of International Yoga Day to hit out the BJP-ruled Centre saying the exercise had no meaning when the country was being "divided" along religious lines.

Sisodia went on a tweeting spree saying "divisive" politics and drug menace prevailed in the country.

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Manish Sisodia hits out at Centre

He questioned the "moral right" of the Centre in spreading yoga while "dismissing" democratically elected governments in states, while referring to imposition of President's rule in Uttrakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.

"Yoga's international recognition is a matter of pride but we need to keep in mind it is not merely a PT exercise to be done in parks and roads. Yoga seeks to unite and not divide people.

"Those who divide the society between Hindus and Muslims can't be yogis. The world praises our efforts in the field of yoga while also making fun of divisive politics and those who practise it," Sisodia said in a series of tweets.

Last year, he, along with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, was present at the mega yoga event at Rajpath. Sisodia said the "people among whom" yoga was being conducted "have been ravaged by the ills of drugs and you all know who is responsible behind this" in an apparent reference to Punjab.

Punjab goes to polls next year and AAP is locked in a triangular contest with the SAD-BJP alliance and Congress.


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