"Ever since Mahatma Gandhi 's name has been on the rupee note, it has devalued... Slowly Mahatma Gandhi will disappear from the notes," claimed Vij, who is a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), NDTV reported.
The minister did not stop there. "Ever since Mahatma Gandhi 's name has been associated with khadi [hand-spun cotton cloth], it has not been able to make any progress."
"The sale of Khadi products went down... Removing Gandhi and placing Modi 's photo (on the khadi calendar) is a good step. Modi is a much better brand name. Since Modi 's photo (on the khadi calendar) the sale of khadi products has gone up by 14 per cent," the BJP leader added, according to NDTV.