Udupi: Yoga is a form of exercise for good health and it should not be made into a religious issue, said R V Deshpande, Minister for Tourism and Higher Education. He was speaking to questions raised by the media persons on celebrating of International Yoga Day during his visit to Udupi here, on June 12.
“There is no compulsion for any individual to perform Yoga. It is their choice. Let us not mess up an exercise called Yoga with religion. The state government has made no compulsion on performing Yoga but Yoga keeps a person healthy.”
“The expansion of the cabinet is the job of the Chief Minister. When he sees the need for a cabinet expansion he will do so, after consultations with the high command.” While asked whether the CM has assessed the performance of his ministers, Deshpande said that no assessment of the ministers performance has been made but the CM regularly reviews every department.
Pramod Madhwaraj, MLA Udupi Constituency; Yuraj Puttur, CMC President; Ramesh Kanchan, CMC Councillor and others were present.