Subramaniam Swamy, BJP leader, and Rajya Sabha MP said he was in favor of inscribing Goddess Lakshmi on currency notes of India because it could “improve the condition of the Indian currency”
On Tuesday night, Swamy was speaking to reporters after addressing a lecture series titled ‘Swami Vivekananda Vyakhyanmala’ in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district.
He said “Prime Minister Narendra Modi can answer this question. I am in favor (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.”
He also said that he had no objection with the Citizenship [Amendment] Act. “The Congress and Mahatma Gandhi had requested this (CAA). Manmohan Singh had also requested in Parliament in 2003. We did it. Now they are not accepting it saying that we did injustice to Pakistan’s Muslims. What injustice was done? Pakistan’s Muslims don’t want to come, we can’t force them,” Swamy said. [Source: MoneyControl]
While delivering his lectures he also mentioned that DNA of Muslims and Hindus is like that of Brahmins and Dalits. In addition to this, he also claimed that BJP would soon introduce Uniform Civil Code (UCC) which he said had been repeatedly directed by the supreme court in the past 70 years and by Article 44 of the Constitution.