Azam Khan Slams Modi, Says PM Busy Getting Fit as India Goes Unfit

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modiover his fitness challenge and said while Army jawans and journalists were getting killed across the country, the PM was busy accepting fitness challenges

Speaking to ANI, Khan said that at a time when innocent people, journalists and jawans are being brutally murdered, the Prime Minister is busy performing several yoga asanas.

“Sena ke jawan ki hatya, patrakar ki hatya, imandaar ki, majdoor ki, chhatra ki hatya sab peeche reh gaye. Pehle fitness kariye…Udhar jawan maare ja rahe theyy aur desh ke Pradhanmantri dand-baithak laga rahe theyy…Pradhanmantri fit desh unfit” (Murder of soldier, journalist, labour and honest students have been left behind, first comes fitness. Here, nation’s soldiers were killed and the prime minister was doing squats. Prime Minister is fit…but country is unfit.)

The remark by Khan comes a day after Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bhukhari was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants outside his office at the Press Colony on Thursday evening.

Bukhari was attacked near Lal Chawk in Srinagar, following which he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His personal security officer also died in the attack.

According to officials, Bukhari, who was in his 50s, was leaving his office for an iftar party when he was shot. While one of the personal security officers guarding him was killed, another policeman and a civilian were injured in the attack.

Earlier on June 14, Indian army jawan Aurangzeb was killed by terrorists in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.

His body was found by a team of police and Army at Gussu village, about 10 km away from Kalampora, in Pulwama district. He was shot in his head and neck.

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