People celebrated choti Diwali after surgical strikes: PM Modi

"As your MP, I feel proud of the manner in which you paid tributes to valour of armed forces and expressed your support to them," he said.

By: PTI | Varanasi | Updated: October 24, 2016 8:16 pm
Mahoba: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing Parivartan Maharally in Mahoba on Monday. PTI Photo by Nand Kumar (PTI10_24_2016_000149A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing Parivartan Maharally in Mahoba on Monday. PTI Photo

Keeping alive the ‘surgical strikes’ issue ahead of state polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said people celebrated ‘choti Diwali’ when the Army destroyed terrorist launch pads across LoC, and asked them not to forget valour of security forces. Addressing a public rally after launching slew of projects in his Lok Sabha constituency, Modi asked citizens to also remember soldiers even when there are no sounds of firing of bullets and shelling on borders.

“When I saw on TV, read in newspapers and some locals informed me that residents of Kashi have celebrated choti Diwali. When the army displayed its valour on September 29, the entire Kashi witnessed celebrations.

“As your MP, I feel proud of the manner in which you paid tributes to valour of armed forces and expressed your support to them,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that the nation has been able to convey to the armed forces that the entire country of 125 crore people is behind them. He asked countrymen to send Diwali greetings to security forces. The greetings can be sent to security forces through an App which can be downloaded by giving a missed call on 1922.

“Security forces should always feel how proud we are about them,” Modi said, adding that the nation should hail their valour and courage all time.

Referring to the initiatives of his government, Modi said “we are not a government whose work stops at laying foundation stones. It is ensured that the projects are also completed”.

Schemes are not about publishing advertisements in newspapers, the real aim of initiatives is proper execution and touching people’s lives, he added. Modi launched seven projects, including a gas pipeline and power projects, involving an expenditure of Rs 5,000 crore.

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    crickin
    Oct 24, 2016 at 1:46 pm
    this is a chu iya gir ir. s tritke this...strike that...kids talk. what a n imm ature prc k.
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      Gh
      Oct 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm
      Feku is a disgrace .he reduced all alliances of army .now he wants to hide his failure by repeatedly taking army name
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        Ulile
        Oct 24, 2016 at 7:06 pm
        Most immatured statement like that Parikar. Modiot is clearly provoking and if there is any revenge attack it should be attributed to that Modiot and MODI should be charged under murder(one more time) and hanged for sedition.
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          MyTake
          Oct 24, 2016 at 6:44 pm
          In one strike Modi has given birth to a new and confident India. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Henceforth, India is not going to do the winging and crybaby show all the time but going to the acting! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Down the track he is going to get his place in history as father of modern India!
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            Ibrahim
            Oct 24, 2016 at 4:06 pm
            Indian soldier r dieing every night, hahah
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            Ibrahim
            Oct 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm
            stan wants war, break it repeat 1971 and Balochistan freedom fighters are with you,
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            Anuradha Kalhan
            Oct 24, 2016 at 8:13 pm
            What is wrong with our ruling party!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Is surgical strike the only thing to cheer about in the country right now? Is there no other nation building task left to review, to audit and complete? What about swatch Bharat? Is that mission accomplished?lt;br/gt;The armed forces have been doing their job since Independence and do not need to be made the B team of the BJP/RSS. They are a professional force not the side show of BJP!!
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              Anuradha Kalhan
              Oct 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm
              so for more confidence in India we have to make more strikes against stan in the future? is this a kabbadi match or building a nation?
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