Debate over Lakshmi-Ganesh on rupee: Can govt change look of banknotes?

In the case of coins, RBI's role is restricted only to the distribution of the coins

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who created a political flutter with his appeal to incorporate images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on currency notes, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing forward the demand.

Claiming that the Indian economy was not in good shape, Kejriwal had on Wednesday said the country needed a lot of effort to get the economy back on track along with the "blessings of our gods and goddesses”.  The move has invited criticism from the Opposition, including the Bharatiya Janata Party, for making a U-turn in their approach to Hindu gods.

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 11:24 PM IST

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