Remove Gandhi’s portrait from Rs 2,000 notes as they are being used for corruption: Cong MLA to Modi | India News – Times of India

KOTA: A Congress MLA has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that Mahatma Gandhi‘s portrait needs to be eliminated from Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes as they are being used in instances of corruption and in bars. Drawing consideration to instances of corruption in Rajasthan, Bharat Singh Kundanpur, the MLA from the ruling celebration within the state, mentioned a complete 616 graft instances have been registered between January 2019 and December 31, 2020, with a mean of two instances registered per day.
In a letter despatched to Modi on the 152nd start anniversary of Gandhi on October 2, he urged the prime minister to substitute Gandhi‘s portrait on excessive worth foreign money notes with an image of his iconic spectacles.
The Sangod MLA mentioned Gandhi’s portrait needs to be retained solely on the notes within the denominations of Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 50, Rs 100 and Rs 200 as they are broadly used by the poor and Gandhi all through his life labored for the destitute.
“It is my suggestion that a picture of Gandhi’s spectacles can be used on Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes. Ashok Chakra can also work effectively for this purpose,” Kundanpur mentioned within the letter.
The Congress MLA mentioned corruption has broadly unfold everywhere in the nation within the final seven-and-a-half a long time.
“Mahatma Gandhi symbolises truth and Gandhi’s picture is printed on Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes, which are generally used in practices of corruption and in exchange of bribes,” he added.
He mentioned the excessive worth foreign money notes are used in bars, bringing “disgrace” to Gandhi.
“Gandhi’s portrait should be removed from Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes and it should be used only on small currency notes which are used by the poor,” the MLA mentioned within the letter.

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