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Kejriwal writes to PM Modi regarding inclusion of ‘Lakshmi-Ganesha’ images on banknotes

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday stated that he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi pleading with him to include the images of the Hindu deities Lakshmi and Ganesha on banknotes.

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday stated that he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi pleading with him to include the images of the Hindu deities Lakshmi and Ganesha on banknotes. He emphasised that he had done so “on behalf of more than 130 crore Indians.” Kejriwal’s most recent tweet on the subject was posted while debate over his demand continued to rage. In a Hindi tweet, Kejriwal stated, “I have written a letter to the Prime Minister and requested on behalf of 130 crore Indians, that the Indian currency notes should feature photographs of Lakshmi and Ganesha in addition to those of Mahatma Gandhi.”

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Two days after Diwali, on Wednesday, the Delhi Chief Minister made his initial remarks regarding adding these images for economic growth and said the idea came into his mind during the  celebration of the festival of lights. “I am not saying that this alone will improve the economy… many other efforts need to be undertaken… but those [efforts] will materialise if we have the blessings of gods and goddesses,” he had said during a virtual briefing.

 

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