Demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi meets people outside ATMs in Delhi
Days after standing in queue to exchange old notes, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday visited queues outside ATMs and banks and spoken to people about the inconvenience they suffered in the wake of PM Modi’s demonetisation.
According to media reports, Rahul asked them about the inconvenience they were facing and called on them to voice their indignation against the Centre’s move of demonetisation, saying that it has become a major hassle in day to day life for the common man.
The Congress vice-president met with people who were standing in long queues at Jahangirpuri, Inderlok and Zakira area.
The government’s demonetisation policy has already given ammo to Opposition parties, that has already racked up the issue in the Winter Session of the Parliament.
In the Lok Sabha, the Congress and some other opposition parties insisted on a discussion on demonetisation under Rule 56, which entails voting and through an adjournment motion that implies suspension of all other business.
In the Rajya Sabha, treasury benches also resorted to slogans after Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi referred to the Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad’s statement that more people had died because of demonetisation than had been killed in the Uri terror attack on September 18 this year.
The CPI (M), in a statement, said, “Instead of immediate measures to bring relief to the people, the government has now reduced the limit of exchanging notes per person from Rs. 4,500 to Rs. 2,000. This will hit hard the poorer sections.”
“Fifty five people have died. Crores stand in line for the past 11 days. Banks do not have cash, ATMs do not have notes. People have money in their accounts, but there is no money to be withdrawn from their accounts,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, adding that the Prime Minister was missing from parliament since the Winter Session began.