Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday appealed to the Union government to include photos of Hindu deities Lakshmi and Ganesh on currency notes to bring “prosperity” to India.
When asked how he got the idea, Kejriwal said it came to his mind when he was doing Diwali puja at his house, Indian Express reported.
“We can all see that our economy is not recovering. We all want India to become a developed country and for that lot of work needs to be done. But all efforts will be only successful when there will be gods and goddesses’ grace on us.
“Today, I appeal to the Central Government that our currency has a picture of Gandhi ji on one side, it should be kept as it is, but on the other side, pictures of Lakshmi ji and Ganesh ji should be included,” said Kejriwal while addressing a press conference.
“Indonesia is a Muslim majority country and has only 2-3 per cent Hindus and they have Ganesh ji’s photo on their currency…When Indonesia can do why can’t we do it?” Kejriwal asked.