Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy skips Lt Governor Kiran Bedi led International Yoga Day event

PM Narendra Modi said yoga is no religious activity and people must embrace it for better mental and physical health.

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2016, 10:25 AM IST
Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy skips Lt Governor Kiran Bedi led International Yoga Day event

Puducherry: Chief Minister Narayanasamy and his Cabinet ministers skipped the International Yoga Day celebrations led by Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Tuesday, raising many eyebrows.

The Congress chief minister and his Cabinet ministers reportedly attended a different function.

Speaking to NDTV, the newly appointed Lt Governor downplayed the incident saying, politics shouldn't be played on yoga day.

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi recently took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Puducherry.

Born on June 9, 1949, Bedi, the country's first woman IPS officer, had led the BJP campaign in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections but had to face the worst defeat in her maiden political innings with Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP winning 67 of the 70 seats.

Congress general secretary and former union minister Narayanasamy took charge as Chief Minister of Puducherry after the Congress, which fought the May 16 elections in alliance with the DMK, won 15 seats in the 30-member Assembly.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined over 30,000 people here for the second International Yoga Day celebrations as he pitched for treating diseases like diabetes through the ancient spiritual discipline.

PM Modi said yoga is no religious activity and people must embrace it for better mental and physical health.