After Kejriwal's comment, Congress leader calls for Allah, Jesus on currency notes, gets trolled
Congress leader Salman Anees Soz on Wednesday said that if Lakshmi and Ganesha can bring prosperity, then inclusion of Allah, Jesus, and Buddha will bring even more prosperity. His remark, which was in response to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's appeal to have photos of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on currency notes, did not go down well with the netizens.
Arvind Kejriwal had appealed to PM Modi to have images of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on the currency notes, claiming that putting the photos of the gods on the currencies will ensure that the people of the country are blessed in their efforts to better the economy. In response, Congress leader Salman Anees Soz tweeted, "If Lakshmi and Ganesha can bring prosperity, then we should make sure we get even more prosperity and include Allah, Jesus, Guru Nanak, Buddha and Mahavira too."
The Congress leader was trolled for his comment, with one social media user cheekily asking him to "share Allah's pic for consideration".
Some netizens also asked him to take down the tweet that mentions including Allah's image on currency notes.
Netizens also trolled him over the "logic" that including "Allah, Jesus, Guru Nanak, Buddha and Mahavira" on currency notes will bring even more prosperity to the Indian economy.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal made an appeal to the Centre to put the photos of Lord Ganesha and goddess Lakshmi on currency notes along with Mahatma Gandhi's photo.
"If the gods are on the currency notes, the entire country will get their blessings. Lakshmi is the goddess of prosperity and Lord Ganesha is a god who keeps away troubles," Arvind Kejriwal said.
Arguing that blessings of gods can help in improving economy, Arvind Kejriwal added that businessmen keep idols of the two Hindu gods in their workplace and perform puja everyday before they start the day's work.
His remark has drawn criticism from the BJP, who claimed that Kejriwal is "trying" to be a Hindu to divert attention from his party's "anti-Hindu" mindset.