Yoga Day: Opposition criticises BJP's decision to involve paramilitary forces

| Friday, June 10, 2016 - 22:34
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New Delhi: Ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, the government has asked as many as 30,000 members of the Central armed police forces including the CRPF, BSF, CISF and ITBP to attend Yoga day celebrations across the country.
Yoga trainers will be appointed in each battalion of central paramilitary forces (CAPFs). At least 2,000 jawans will be deployed at Chandigarh to participate in the Yoga Day and 1,000 jawans in other state capitals.
"As many as 1,000 CAPF troops will participate in the State capitals and the prominent cities," a senior govt official said. 
The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a full detail of the meeting in which the deployment of the troops has been ordered.
The troops have been asked to dress in black and white on the Yoga day.
The Opposition however has criticised the idea of involving the paramilitary troops for the Yoga day celebrations.
Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said it is ridiculous that BJP govt is involving troops for the event. This is a disturbance to the Yoga day.
"The paramilitary forces are there to carry out their duty and involving them in these kinds of activities is going to create a disturbance," Tom Vadakkan said. 
The DMK also criticised the BJP govt's decision.

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