New Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding printing of images of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on currency notes. This demand of Kejriwal has created a political controversy.
Claiming that the Indian economy is in bad shape, Kejriwal on Wednesday said the country needs to put in a lot of effort with “the blessings of our gods and goddesses” to bring the economy back on track. In a letter on Thursday, he said that it is the wish of 130 crore Indians that the currency notes should have images of Mahatma Gandhi on one side and Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on the other. Kejriwal claimed, “There has been tremendous support on this issue. There is huge enthusiasm among the people and everyone wants to get it implemented immediately.
The national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said in the letter that the Indian economy is going through a very bad phase and even after 75 years of independence, it is in the list of developing countries.
Kejriwal said, on the one hand, while all the countrymen need to work hard, we also need the blessings of the gods so that our efforts can bear fruit. He said that the country will progress only with the right policy, hard work and blessings of the gods.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reacted sharply to this demand of Kejriwal. It has called it a failed attempt to hide AAP’s “disgusting anti-Hindu face” in view of the upcoming elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. (Language)