With the Indian Rupee crashing, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has offered a rather unique solution to the economic problem. He suggested that inscribing the image of Goddess Lakshmi on Indian banknotes will help fix the situation.
When a reporter asked him, ‘If you were to suggest following the Indonesian practice for the rupee which God you will choose?’ during a lecture series on Tuesday night, he responded with this.
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.
An image of Lord Ganesha can be seen on the 20,000 Rupiah currency note in Indonesia and Subramanian Swamy believes it may benefit India as well.