Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 29 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said both Surya Namaskar practised by Hindus and Namaz practised by Muslims have similarities.
"All asanas (postures) in Surya Namaskar, Pranayama activities are similar with the way Namaz is done by our Muslim brothers, but nobody has ever tried to bring them together because few people are interested only in 'bhoga', not yoga," claimed Adityanath.
Adityanath further said, before 2014, even talking about yoga was also considered communal. But things changed after Prime Minister Narendra took steps to make yoga popular across the world.
The Chief Minister said he knew the problems of Uttar Pradesh and would solve them with time.
"Since I have stayed in UP, travelled from roads to Parliament, begged as a sadhu on the streets, I know what diseases are affecting UP and also their treatment," said Adityanath.
Earlier in the day, Baba Ramdev and Yogi Adityanath spoke at the 'Yoga Mahotsav' in Lucknow. (ANI)