Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include the images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh on fresh currency notes.
In his appeal, he said that the new currency notes could have a picture of Mahatma Gandhi on one side and images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh on the other.
Mr Kejriwal said that having images of the two deities on the currency notes will help the country prosper.
“Despite making efforts, sometimes our efforts do not fructify if gods and goddesses are not blessing us. I appeal to PM Modi to have photos of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on our currency notes,” he said.
Mr Kejriwal cited the example of Indonesia – a Muslim nation that has a picture of Lord Ganesh on its currency note. “When Indonesia can, why can’t we? The photos can be printed on fresh notes,” he said.
Lord Ganesh’s image is printed on the 20,000 rupiah note of Indonesia.
The Aam Aadmi Party chief said he would write to the Prime Minister on this in the next couple of days.
He said the country was facing a “delicate” situation with the rupee depreciating against the US dollar.
“We need the almighty’s blessings apart from the efforts to stabilise the economic condition of the country,” Mr Kejriwal said.
Mr Kejriwal also said that the Aam Aadmi Party was fully prepared for the upcoming civic polls in the national capital.
On being asked about the upcoming elections that the Aam Aadmi Party is contesting, Mr Kejriwal said his party was fully prepared for the civic polls in the national capital and the assembly elections in Gujarat.
The Delhi chief minister also lauded the residents for the decline in the city’s pollution levels this Diwali. “We want to make Delhi the city with the cleanest air,” he said.