Earlier in the morning, PM Modi accepted Kohli’s fitness challenge and tweeted: "Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own Fitness Challenge video soon," the Prime Minister replied to Kohli.

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The ice bucket-like challenge began on May 22 when Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore posted a video of him doing push-ups in his office. Tagging Virat Kohli, Hrithik Roshan and Saina Nehwal, Rathore challenged them to join the campaign.

Kohli responded to it yesterday by posting a video of his gym training and tagged his actor wife Anushka Sharma, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Modi.

Narendra Modi accepted Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge on Twitter on Thursday, his arch-rival Rahul Gandhi threw another challenge for the Prime Minister.

The Congress president has challenged Modi to reduce the fuel price with a warning that his party would launch a nationwide agitation if he fails to do so.

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"Dear PM, Glad to see you accept the @imVkohli fitness challenge. Here’s one from me: Reduce Fuel prices or the Congress will do a nationwide agitation and force you to do so. I look forward to your response," the Congress leader said.

Another opposition leader, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, has also targeted the Prime Minister with another set of challenges.

"While we have nothing against accepting fitness challenge from @imVkohli. I urge you to accept the challenge to provide jobs to young, relief to farmers, promise of no violence against dalits & minorities. Would you accept my challenge @narendramodi Sir?" Yadav said on Twitter.