New Delhi, November 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Wednesday greeted people on the occasion of Diwali. PM Modi took to Twitter to share the greetings of Diwali with the nation, he wrote, "Happy Diwali! May this festival bring happiness, good health and prosperity in everyone’s lives. May the power of good and brightness always prevail!" For Fifth Year in a Row, PM Modi to Celebrate Diwali With Army Jawans.
Pakistan PM extended its greetings to the Hindu Community celebrating the festival. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief used his Twitter account to wish happy Diwali to Hindu citizens of Pakistan.
Wishing all our Hindu citizens a happy Diwali.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 7, 2018
Rahul Gandhi while wishing people on Diwali tweeted, "My best wishes to all Indians, on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. I wish you all peace & happiness."
देशवासियों को दीपावली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ| आप सभी के जीवन में सुख और आनंद हो, इसकी मैं कामना करता हूँ।
My best wishes to all Indians, on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. I wish you all peace & happiness.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 7, 2018
Last night, PM had an interesting exchange of tweets with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli PM posted a tweet wishing his "dear friend" Modi on Diwali and asked him the city and pictures where he is celebrating, the festival of lights.
PM Modi replied to the Israeli Prime Minister in Hebrew and English saying, "Bibi, my friend, thank you so much for the Diwali wishes. Every year, I visit our border areas and surprise our troops. This year too will spend Diwali with our brave troops. Spending time with them is special. I will share photos of the same tomorrow evening. :)".
Bibi, my friend, thank you so much for the Diwali wishes.
Every year, I visit our border areas and surprise our troops. This year too, will spend Diwali with our brave troops. Spending time with them is special.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 6, 2018
Meanwhile, Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Arvind Kejriwal and Kapil Mishra also extended Diwali wishes to the citizens. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. It signifies "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance." During Diwali people create beautiful rangolis in their house to welcome goddess Laxmi. the eternal source of wealth and prosperity.