Even Indonesia, a Muslim country has Ganeshji on their currency. So, I request the Central Government to take this suggestion into consideration.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday requested the central government to put the photos of Ganesh Ji and Laxmi Ji (Hindu God and Godess) on the Indian currency.
He said the pictures of God and Godesses on currency notes will be beneficial for countrymen and will certainly help in boosting deteriorating Indian economy.
During a press conference Kejriwal said rupee is getting weaker against the dollar and it was not a good sign for the economy.”Even after 75 years of Independence, India is called a developing country. To make India a rich country, there is need to build a large number of schools-hospitals. A lot of effort are needed. Efforts also become fruitful only when there is the blessings of the gods and goddesses,” Kejriwal said.
Making an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring in these changes on Indian currency he said, “My appeal to the Central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that on one side of the currency Gandhi ji’s picture should continue to stay. But on the other side, Ganesh ji and Laxmi ji’s photos should be printed.”
Claiming that just bringing in measures to improve economy may not be enough and the blessings of Gods and Goddesses were necessary for the overall prosperity and economic well being of the country. “We need to make many efforts to improve the economic condition of the country. At the same time we also need the blessings of Gods and Goddesses. Laxmi ji is considered to be the Goddess of prosperity and Ganesh ji removes all disruptions from our path,” he said.
He also said if Indonesia being a Muslim country can put the pictures of Ganesh and Laxmi Ji, then why not India. “Out of overall population of Indonesia, 85 percent are of Muslim and only two percent are of Hindus. Despite that they have put the pictures of Ganesh Ji and Laxmi ji on their currency, ” he said.
He also added that the government can start printing the pictures of deities on the new notes which will go for printing next month.