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International Yoga Day event: MP ministers sleep, busy in cellphones

The International Yoga Day was observed in all the 50 districts of Madhya Pradesh.

The event started off well, with Maverick politician Bisen performing asanas in the company of 2,000 students and other members of the public. However, barely 10 minutes had passed when the Madhya Pradesh agriculture minister Gaurishankar Bisen decided to get an ample sleep and get rid of the Yoga formalities of sitting on the ground. So he shuffled over to a sofa placed nearby, and soon fell asleep.

“I wasn’t feeling well,” Bisen told mediapersons after the event.

Meanwhile, school education minister Vijay Shah was found phubbing during another IYD function held in Khandwa district. He sat on the stage while other participants performed yoga, but did not bend a knee himself. Later, he spoke to the media on the benefits of yoga.

“I was discharged from a hospital recently, and the doctor forbade me from performing yoga. And I was not fiddling with my mobile phone. I was using it to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme,” Shah also had same reasons as Bisen.