Ballia: Swami Prasad Maurya, leader of the Samajwadi Party, has accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of pushing the RSS and BJP agenda by campaigning for images of gods on Indian currency notes. On the sidelines of a Kushwaha Samaj function at the district headquarters, Maurya told the reporters, Arvind Kejriwal neither knows the Indian Constitution nor knows how to respect the secular Indian Constitution. Kejriwal’s collaboration with the BJP and RSS has become evident. Kejriwal is merely saying what the RSS wants him to say. He is adopting rhetoric that is similar to that of the BJP and the RSS; common sense should prevail on him, Maurya said, adding that Kejriwal may do anything in his desire for votes.
According to Maurya, the country has 34 crore deities, and even if the government prints two images on bank notes, what would happen to the other deities? What will happen to the country’s other religious leaders? he wondered. Arvind Kejriwal had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to include images of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi on currency notes.
During a press conference, Kejriwal stated that images of Ganesha and Lakshmi might be put on new currency notes. The new notes might include an image of Mahatma Gandhi on one side and the two deities on the other, according to the AAP leader.
… Sometimes our efforts do not bear fruit if the gods and goddesses do not bless us. I urge Prime Minister (Modi) to include images of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi on our money (notes). Our country would grow if there are images of Lakshmi-Ganesha on our currency notes, Kejriwal had said.