Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday requested the Centre to include pictures of Hindu deities Lakshmi and Ganesh on Indian currency notes.
He claimed that putting images of Hindu Gods together with Mahatma Gandhi will bring prosperity to India.
He cited the example of Indonesia, claiming that Indonesia, a “country with 85% Muslim population” has images of Ganesha.
But Kejriwal is wrong with this claim.
While it is correct that the photo of Ganesha was used in 20,000 Indonesian rupiah note, it is also correct that the photo of Ganesha was removed from the new notes in Indonesia that were issued after 1998.
This fact was also mentioned in an ABP report earlier.
To use Indonesia as a precedent in order to request a change in the current currency notes of India is beyond inaccurate.