The Tamil Nadu Muslim League on Thursday condemned BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his comments that he was in favour of inscribing the image of goddess Lakshmi on Indian currency notes to improve economic condition in the country.
The comments to inscribe the goddess image in currency will threaten the secular fabric of the country, Musthafa said. He also noted that the attempt to project Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar as a saffron saint had not gone well among the public too.
At a time when the country is facing economic slowdown and impact in manufacturing units, the BJP leaders should focus on development. They should refrain from acts that are aimed to create a divide between the public on basis of religious faiths.
It may be noted that Swamy has said that a picture of Goddess Lakshmi (on currency notes) may improve the condition of Indian currency. Nobody should feel bad about this, Swamy had said while delivering a lecture in Madhya Pradesh earlier this week.