Citing the state of India’s economy and the need to improve it, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have images of deities Ganesh and Lakshmi on the currency notes.
“When you have blessings of gods and goddesses, efforts become fruitful and (we) get results,” the Delhi CM said during a press conference.
“Today, I request Prime Minister Narendra Modiji, in Indian currency on one side there is an image of Gandhiji, it should be there itself. But on the other side images of Ganeshji and Lakshmiji should be put on Indian currency. To improve our economy, we need a lot of efforts… Along with it we need blessings of gods and goddesses,” the AAP chief said.
When asked about how he came up with the idea, the AAP, said, “When I was doing Diwali pooja, then this idea hit my mind that it (images of Ganesh and Lakshmi) should be there on India’s currency… I’m not saying that doing this alone will improve the country’s economy.”
Kejriwal said that if we put images of Ganesh and Lakshmi, then the whole country will get their blessings.
The Delhi Chief Minister said that the government does not have to change the old notes, but the images should be printed of new currency.
“Indonesia is a Muslim country. Above 85% of the population are Muslims and there are only less than 2% Hindus. But they have image of Ganeshji printed on their notes… We are not talking against anyone… This is about everyone’s and country’s prosperity,” he said.