Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged the Centre to put up the photo of Lord Ganesha and goddess Lakshmi on fresh currency notes in a bid to “get the economy back on track”.
Lamenting the fact that the Indian economy was not in a good shape, Kejriwal told a press briefing that “we need a lot of efforts to get our economy back on track, but along with that we also need blessings of our gods and goddesses.”
“On Indian currency notes…on one side there is the picture of Gandhi Ji…it should remain as it is…if we put a photo of Ganesha Ji and Lakshmi Ji on the other side, the entire country will get their blessings.”
Citing the example of Indonesia, he appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take similar steps in India.
“Indonesia is a Muslim country. There are 85% Muslims and only 2% Hindus but there is a picture of Shri Ganesh Ji on the currency,” he said.
“I appeal to the Prime Minister that the pictures of Mata Lakshmi and Shri Ganesh Ji should be put on the newly printed notes also.”