Goddess Lakshmi on Banknotes May Improve Indian Currency: Subramanian Swamy
GUWAHATI: Senior Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy recently said that a picture of Goddess Lakshmi on banknotes may improve the condition of Indian currency.
He was speaking to the media on Tuesday after addressing a lecture series titled 'Swami Vivekananda Vyakhyanmala' in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district.
Responding to a question about the picture of Lord Ganesha printed on the Indonesian currency, Swamy said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi can answer this question. I am in favour (of this). Lord Ganesha removes obstacles. I rather say that a picture of Goddess Lakshmi (on currency notes) may improve the condition of Indian currency. Nobody should feel bad about this."
Further, speaking about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Swamy said there was nothing objectionable in the CAA.
"The Congress and Mahatma Gandhi had requested this (CAA). Manmohan Singh had also requested in Parliament in 2003. We did it. Now they are not accepting it saying that we did injustice to Pakistan's Muslims. What injustice was done? Pakistan's Muslims don't want to come, we can't force them," he said.
(With inputs from PTI)