Jalaun (Uttar Pradesh), July 16: Addressing a huge crowd after inaugurating the four-lane Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun, Prime Minister Narendra Modi denounced those who resorted to collecting votes by distributing "free revdi" (sweets) implying freebies given by political parties, a practice he said has to be removed from the country's politics.
PM Modi on Saturday inaugurated the four-lane Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun, which will connect Chitrakoot with the Lucknow-Agra Expressway.
"This Revdi culture is very dangerous for the development of the country. Those with Revadi culture will never build new expressways, new airports or defence corridors for you. Together we have to defeat this thinking, remove Revdi culture from the politics of the country," the PM stated.
PM Modi added that the double-engine governments of the BJP in the states and the Centre are not resorting to "shortcuts of distributing the free revdi", but "working hard to improve the future of the state".
He further pointed out that said that "If two things- law and order situation and connectivity were to be corrected, I knew this would become a state that can fight against all odds. We improved both. Law and order situation is improving, so is connectivity."
The Prime Minister also urged the public to keep away from everything that can hamper the development of the country.
"No work should be done in country whose base is not connected with India's present aspirations and bright future. Everything that hampers the development of the country and harms it, we have to keep away," PM Modi continued.
"I have come to Bundelkhand, the land of Rani Laxmi Bai, I pray to people of over 6 lakh villages in India that when we are celebrating the 75th year of Independence, it is our responsibility that we should begin making the roadmap from now, Functions should be held in every village for the next one month to remember the people who sacrificed and freedom fighters," he stated.