New Delhi Nov 11 Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was on Friday seen in a queue at State Bank of India's (SBI) Parliament Street Branch in New Delhi to exchange demonitised currency notes.
Speaking to the media, Rahul said that the poor were facing great deal of inconvenience due to Centre's move of banning Rs. 500 and 1000 notes.
The Congress vice-president, who was seen taking selfies with people outside the SBI branch, said that he had come to exchange Rs. 4000 worth of demonitised notes.
Rahul Gandhi after he reached the SBI's branch at Sansad Marg pic.twitter.com/ikU1PGmv84— INC India (@INCIndia) 11 November 2016
Rahul had earlier lashed out at Narendra Modi over demonotisation and accussed the Prime Minister of being insensitive to common people.
Once again MrModi shows hw little he cares abt ordinary ppl of this country-farmers,small shopkeepers,housewives-all thrown into utter chaos— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) 9 November 2016
Meanwhile, long queues were witnessed at banks and ATMs today as people rushed to get new banknotes in lieu of their old defunct bills. Many ATMs ran out of cash in couple of hours as there was heavy rush to withdraw lower denomination currency.
After the government scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, banks were shut on Wednesday, and ATMs were supposed to be out of service for re calibration on Wednesday and Thursday.