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BJP to take up Rs 2 coin issue in Parliament

india Updated: Apr 25, 2007 03:18 IST

Taking cue from the RSS, the BJP has said it would raise in Parliament the controversy over the new Rs two coin having a sign that it says resembles the Christian cross.

BJP’s deputy leader in Lok Sabha V K Malhotra said the RBI should have used the Ashok Chakra or Satyamev Jayate on the new coins.

“We have given a notice for a debate in Parliament, when it meets again, on this cross on two-rupee coins," he said.

RSS chief K S Sudarshan had come out against the new coin, saying that what the UPA government thinks represents diversity is actually a cross.

"We wonder if the UPA government, which has become synonymous with appeasement politics, is coming out with a new trend to use religion on money as well," Malhotra said

"The Prime Minister should rather go for an introspection. It's the ruling Congress which is pursuing communal agenda in virtually every sphere, from social, political, economic, military to now in national currency.”