Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi Ji showed up at State Bank of India, Parliament Street Branch and queued up in line with general public to deposit the old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 bank notes after Central Government choice to scrap them.
The 46-year-old congress leader was spotted standing in queue and interacting with common people at the SBI’s Parliament branch today. He just visited the branch to trade his Rs 4,000 who was stressed subsequent to seeing average folks holding up in line outside the bank.
He was irate with the government decision of demonetization of higher denomination bank notes as it is influencing common people not the business personnel’s. “I have come to exchange Rs 4000. I am asking why were common people driven out of the bank?” he said.
Rahul Gandhi Shows up at SBI Delhi to Exchange Rs 4,000
When he went by the bank, the bank authorities instantly called all the people waiting in line outside the branch inside its premises. Media people rushed to the spot to whom Rahul Ganshi said, “You – from the media – won’t comprehend why I am here, your karodpati owners will not understand, nor will your Prime Minister. I am here to express solidarity with the common folks who are encountering such a great amount of trouble in getting at their own money, or changing their hard earned money.”
He also asked, “do you see any suited and booted person standing in the line here for hours since morning? It is only the common man – I want to stand with them.”
“I have come to exchange Rs. 4,000. My people are in pain and are suffering, I have come to stand with them,” Rahul Gandhi told reporters.
Tearing apart PM Modi and the government, he said, “The government should be for these people, not a select 10 or 15 people who are not here.”Mr Gandhi, in a white shirt and jeans, gamely posed for selfies with customers who were stunned to find a VIP in their midst.
“Who does this govt. work for? For a few rich businessmen or for these common people?,” he complained.
Opposition parties, including the Congress, have scrutinized the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government for inconveniencing the public by abruptly demonetising the high-value currency notes, which represent 86% of the currency in circulation by value.