- Yogi Adityanath says demonetisation helps fight corruption
- Chief Minister cites example of Lord Krishna and friend Sudama
- Sudama gave him rice, Lord Krishna gave mansion, no cash: Chief Minister
Yesterday, speaking at an official event in Lucknow, the saffron robe-wearing monk said, "When Sudama met Lord Krishna, he was not given money. When this sort of transaction could take place 5,000 years ago, why not today?" he asked.
In Hindu mythology, Sudama goes to meet Lord Krishna, his childhood friend, because he needs help. He carries a handful of rice as an offering because he can't afford any gifts. Lord Krishna recognizes the humility and devotion of his friend, who fails to ask him for assistance. When Sudama returns home, his cottage stands transformed into a mansion filled with luxuries and valuables.
Yogi Adityanath, the 44-year-old leader of the new government in India's most populous state, said that going cashless will help knock out corruption.