Elections campaigning is in full swing across the country, and the voters at the neighbourhood gym cannot be ignored. In the case of the president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, Asaduddin Owaisi, this even involved getting in a few push-ups.

The MP from Hyderabad, who filed his nomination seeking a fourth consecutive term in the Lok Sabha, was campaigning in Moinbagh of the Chandrayangutta Assembly segment when he spotted the gym. He went in for a quick interaction with the patrons and, at their insistence, worked out a bit.

According to the Deccan Chronicle, he asked the members to concentrate on building their bodies and remain fit to “build a new Hyderabad”.

“Your bodies are bony, spend more time on workouts,” he advised.