Congress president Rahul Gandhi described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fitness video put out this morning as 'bizarre' and 'ridiculous'.
Hosting an Iftar at a luxury hotel in New Delhi today, Gandhi said this amounted to bankruptcy and asked Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury to put out his fitness video to match the prime minister.
"Did you see the PM's fitness video? It is ridiculous... I mean... It is bizarre... This is bankruptcy," he said as he poked fun at the video put out by the prime minister.
Sharing a table with former presidents Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil, Gandhi then turned to Yechury asking him to put out his fitness video as a challenge to Modi's.
Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Satish Chandra Misra and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's Kanimozhi were among those who had a hearty laugh over the prime minister's video.
Mukherjee, Patil and former vice president Hamid Ansari, who were sharing the table, were silently hearing the conversation.
Among others who also attended the Congress chief's Iftar included former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi was not present as she is currently abroad.
Earlier, Congress leader Pramod Tewari termed the fitness video as an insult to the supreme sacrifice of the four Border Security Force personnel who died in cross-border firing from Pakistan in Kashmir. -- PTI
IMAGE: A still taken from the video posted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter.