Addressing the gathering of Delhi State Traders Congress at Bara Tooti Chowk in Sadar Bazar, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken alleged that 37 people have died so far while trying to obtain new notes from banks and ATMs in the country.
Maken accompanied by AICC incharge of Delhi PC Chacko and other party leaders also met family members of 50 year old Saud who died allegedly after standing in the queue of a bank to exchange notes.
Maken said that there can not be a bigger "tragedy" than that Saud who died while standing in the queue of a bank for two days. "37 ordinary people have died due to the poorly executed demonetisation in the country.
The big black money hoarders are sitting pretty in their homes while poor and ordinary people like labourers, small shop-keepers and farmers have been queueing up before banks for hours together to withdraw their hard-earned money," he said.
The Prime Minister has said that things will settle down in 50 days but who will compensate the farmers, small traders and workers who are suffering losses now, Maken said.
"Modi has said that things will settle down in 50 days. We will give him 100 days, but who will compensate those farmers, small traders and workers who are undergoing a difficult time now," he said.