Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, will take lessons from a Muslim yoga teacher at a special camp, to be organised in Patna, on International Yoga Day (21 June).
“Experts Mohd Tamanna and Ashok Sarkar will impart yoga mudras to Shah at Moinul Haque stadium here,” said Ajit Kumar, in-charge of Bihar-Jharkhand Patanjali Yogpeeth.
At least half a dozen union ministers hailing from Bihar, including Ravi Shankar Prasad, Rajeev Pratap Rudy, Radha Mohan Singh and Ram Kirpal Yadav, will also attend the yoga camp and take tips from Tamannna.
The BJP chief’s plans to attend the Patna yoga camp has become a political issue. Targeting the BJP and PM Narendra Modi, chief minister Nitish Kumar said, they had made yoga a matter of “show-off and publicity”.
He termed the saffron party’s move to hold a yoga camp on 21 June a “drama”, following which telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad advised Nitish Kumar to practice ‘pranayam’ for peace of mind.