Try your magical exercise to save economy, Rahul taunts Modi on Twitter

Congress leader shares old video of prime minister doing yoga exercises

Fitness video, Budget 2020, Rahul Gandhi
A screenshot of the fitness video of Modi that Gandhi re-shared on Twitter. Photo: Twitter

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has a new advice for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save the slumping economy – tap the energy of his exercise regimen to “restart the economy”.

Gandhi who on Saturday (February 1) called the Union Budget “hollow” after it was presented, in a tweet on Sunday (February 2) posted an old video of Modi doing yoga asanas, with the caption, “Dear PM, please try your magical exercise routine a few more times. You never know, it might just start the economy.”

He used the hashtag #modinomics, a spoof on the term thalinomics –what a common man pays for a vegetarian and non-vegetarian thali – used in the Economic Survey 2019-20 to defend the Centre’s inflation management.

The video was originally shared by Modi on June 12, 2018 in a bid to share his fitness regimen with the public. The video shows the prime minister doing his morning walk, yoga and breathing exercises.


In his Saturday’s tweet Gandhi had dubbed the budget as “hollow” and “tactical stuff without any central idea” despite being the longest one in history. He had slammed the Modi-led government for not solving the issue of unemployment in the country.

While Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had ignored Gandhi’s criticism, Union Minister Smriti Irani taking a sharp jibe at him said he may not have understood the budget as “he was sitting with his eyes closed” half the time.