Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the countrymen to send Diwali messages to the army and security personnel while addressing the Bundelkhand Parivartan rally at Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh.
Here's the highlights of PM Modi's speech at Mahoba-
#People from Uttar Pradesh will vote for UP this time, Delhi knows that UP has decided this: PM Modi
#I request people who participate in TV debates don't make women rights into Muslim Hindu issue.Women's right is a development issue: PM Modi
#Is it fair for a man to say "talaaq" thrice over the phone and a Muslim woman's life to be ruined? This issue shouldnt be politicised: PM
#I am surprised that for vote bank politics, some parties want to keep Muslim women bereft of their natural rights: PM Modi
#Just like a Hindu will be punished for infanticide, Muslim women need to have equal rights, PM Modi speaks against Triple Talaq
#UP has given many PMs to the nation. UP has a claim on me as well. And I want to do more work than all those PMs put together: PM
#Modi raaj karne kay liye paida nahin hua hai, Modi apne aap ko khapaane kay liye nikla hai: PM Modi
#Service is my 'pramo dharam': PM Modi
#I am here to payback your loan, I am here to serve you: PM Modi
#Money was provided to Bundelkhand for some projects, and yet no work was done here...you will be very sad to hear this: PM Modi
#This land of UP is our mother, and we won't let our mother be looted anymore: PM Modi
#Centre allotted similar funds to both UP's Bundelkhand and MP Bundelkhand, but BJP ruled part in MP has become far more progressive: PM
# I request the cpuntry men to send Diwali wishes to army personnel and every security persons
# This region of Bundelkhand is the voice of nation's power.
# This Diwali, let us remember our brave Jawans who are serving the nation.
# I have requested citizens to dedicate message and a well wish for all our jawans & security forces.
# Uttar Pradesh has given birth to great warriors; has shown calibre with sword and creativity with pen.
# Gujarat is now free of the problems of water after a long struggle.
# The farmers of Bundelkhand can produce gold from soil, if they are given enough water.
# Uma Bharti has taken Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dream of joining Ken-Betwa forward; entire UP will benefit from it.
# Bundelkhand has plenty of natural resources, nothing can stop it from progressing.
# UP has seen all kinds of games, politics. Time to put an end to it. You have to make Uttar Pradesh an Uttam Pradesh.
PM Modi is scheduled to visit his Lok Sabha constituency on Monday where he launched a number of ambitious projects including a 1500-km-long gas pipeline costing Rs 51,000 crore and doubling of railway tracks on a busy route.
On his eighth visit here since becoming Prime Minister, Modi will launch "Urja Ganga", the gas pipeline project which promises to provide piped cooking gas to residents of Varanasi within two years and, in another year thereafter, cater to millions of people in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
Modi will also flag off projects like doubling of railway tracks on the busy Allahabad-Varanasi section and expansion of the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) here besides laying foundation stone for a fully air-conditioned perishable cargo centre.
He will also release a stamp dedicated to the ancient temple town, which is believed to be among the oldest surviving ones in the world.
Tight security arrangements are in place across the city where the Special Protection Group (SPG) has been camping since Friday to oversee preparations for the Prime Minister's visit.
Recently, the party's Uttar Pradesh unit had also issued a statement welcoming the Prime Minister on his "first visit to Varanasi after the surgical strikes".