Congress leaders perform ‘Shavasan’ to highlight farmers’ plight

State Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi said the programme was organised to highlight the farmers' plight in Madhya Pradesh

By: PTI | Bhopal | Updated: June 21, 2017 5:48 pm
Madhya Pradesh Congress President Arun Yadav led party workers perform ‘Shav-aasan’ as part of protest against the killing of farmers by police firing in Mandsaur, during the 3rd International Yoga Day at Lal parade ground in Bhopal on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

As Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan led yoga enthusiasts today in performing ‘asanas’ on the International Yoga Day, the Congress leaders carried out the ‘Shavasan,’ the corpse pose, to highlight farmers’ plight in the state. Chouhan, while addressing a gathering of yoga enthusiasts at the Lal Parade ground here, underlined the importance of the traditional practice in promoting wellness.

“Yoga strengthens the body, mind and intellect, promotes wellness and makes us happy. This is an effective medium to get rid of the tension,” he said. The participants performed various ‘asanas’ (physical postures) after the broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message.

The chief minister thanked Modi for highlighting the importance of yoga. Several MLAs and government officials were present on the occasion. Meanwhile, some Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders performed ‘Shavasan’ at the party’s state headquarters here.

State Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi said the programme was organised to highlight the farmers’ plight in MP. He said their event was also to protest the killing of five cultivators in police firing in Mandsaur recently and the increasing incidents of farmers’ suicides.

He said Congress leaders across the state organised such programmes. On the other hand, the BJP leaders performed various ‘asanas’ at the party’s state headquarters.

There were also reports of the yoga day celebrations from Indore, Gwalior, Sagar, Jabalpur and other district headquarters in MP. The state ministers participated in such programmes in their respective districts.

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    Shrikant
    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:07 am
    Why savasana. Why not save itself.
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      RAVI K
      Jun 21, 2017 at 8:37 pm
      NO NEED FOR CONGRESSMEN TO LEARN AND PRACTICE "SHAVASAN"THEIR PARTY HAS ALREADY REACHED THE STAGE OF "SHAVA" UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PAPPUA.
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        Manas Sarkar
        Jun 21, 2017 at 8:07 pm
        They depicted the symbol of Congress also.
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          Murthy
          Jun 21, 2017 at 7:17 pm
          None of our Pseudo-secular, Congress Media will tell us, "How many in the above photo were snoring?" I bet their car drivers had to wake them up to tell them that their International Yoga Day was over for them.
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            Jai hind
            Jun 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm
            Yeah politicians are funny ... Just like modi was walking while national anthem was played during his forirgn visit when all those country men and forces where standing with honour
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            dv1936
            Jun 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm
            Instead of this kind of cheap dramatics the Congress supporters should realize that dynasty politics has destroyed Congress. India needs a strong national party, a party that values democratic philosophy. Wake up and do the needful.
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              Murthy
              Jun 21, 2017 at 7:09 pm
              Congress had been performing "Shavaasan" for most of the SIXTY years it 'ruled' India. When Congress leaders do "Shavaasan", it is difficult to know whether they sleeping or really doing an "Aasan". Congress leaders were excellent with their Brashtaachar Aasan.
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                venkat reddy padooru
                Jun 21, 2017 at 6:57 pm
                The performance of shavasan by Congress reflects its plight, not of farmers.
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                  Rattihallirao
                  Jun 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm
                  Do not write off the g old party, see the age of votes though the party is loosing. The party finances are empty and yhat of BJP is like Amit shah's belly.
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                    Murthy
                    Jun 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm
                    You are ignorant... Congress Party owns very valuable lands and property in such places as Connaught Place in Delhi. Their Coffers are bigger than Siddharamaiah's belly, incidentally, he is reported to have given the Congress "High Command" 1,000 Crore rupees. Not clear for what. A Party that dominated Indian Governments for SIXTY years must have put away several Crores in rupees and in foreign exchange.
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                      Jai hind
                      Jun 21, 2017 at 8:53 pm
                      Murthy is moothri .. The new law which made the corruption Nd bribing convenient for the NDA iS really a channel to be checked ... Let the Congress come n power once again ... Sabke San ungalio PE nachega ... Arrogance of this government made them think they are the last power for ever.... God never let any one dominate for ever Mr moorthy .. U know that if u have read gita ever
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