Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi reached an ATM Vakola area of Mumbai on Wednesday and shared the grieves of the people standing in the long queues to withdraw cash. He asked about the sufferings of people and and requested the Maharashtra government to take measures to help them.
Rahul was in Mumbai on the day for the hearing of a defamation case over his alleged comment against the RSS on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. He was granted bail by a court in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra’s Thane district. On the occasion, he lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Centre’s demonetisation move and slammed him for making masses in India standing in queues. He also said to raise the issue in Parliament and claimed that the acquired money from common men will be used to fill pockets of industrialists. After this, Rahul reached the ATM and talked to people struggling to withdraw cash.
Referring to the inconvenience of people, he told the media that PM Modi has announced the demonetisation drive without any planning or arrangement. He requested the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to make some arrangements for those who are standing in hours long queues outside banks and ATMs. “People are standing here for three to four days. There is no arrangement for water. People are really suffering. I want to request the Maharashtra CM to make required arrangements for them,” said Rahul.
Earlier, the Congress leader also headed to an SBI branch in Delhi and stood in queue to exchange banned currency notes.