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Not only Shivaji Maharaj but also Prime Minister Modi’s picture should be on currency notes: Ram Kadam

New Delhi: After Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal’s demand to publish pictures of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi as well as Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on Indian currency notes, Bharatiya Janata Party leader has created a new controversy. JP leader Ram Kadam has not only photoshopped an image of the Rs 500 note with the image of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, but also tweeted an image of the note with the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In his tweet, Ramkadam tweeted four pictures and also wrote slogans like this: “Akhand Bharat… New India… Great Hindustan… Jai Shri Ram… Jai Mata Di…!” These four images have been created with the help of Photoshop, and on the Rs 500 note issued by the Reserve Bank of India, in place of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Baba Sahib Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar ‘who is called the architect of the Constitution’, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, There are pictures of Vinayak Savarkar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Notably, earlier on Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, referring to the images of Lord Ganesha on Indonesian currency, demanded the Prime Minister and the central government to remove Indian currency notes. Images of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi should also be installed. BJP leaders then started mocking the demand, alleging that it was made to divert attention from the Aam Aadmi Party’s anti-Hindu mindset.

BJP leader Nitish Rane had earlier tweeted a picture of a Rs 200 note with a picture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Apart from Nitish Rane, BJP national spokesperson Sambat Patra also termed Arvind Kejriwal’s demand as an extension of AAP’s ‘U-turn politics’, calling it hypocritical while talking to reporters. Another senior BJP leader, Manoj Tiwari, also termed the demand as a “face-saving attempt by you before the elections, which ‘misbehaves’ with Hindu deities”. He also told reporters, “Those who were opposing the Ram temple have come with a new mask…”

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