There seems to be no respite for people in the country after the demonetisation announcement on November 8 and many thousands of people still continue to stand in long queus in banks and ATMs in the hope of withdrawing cash or exchange old notes Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 with new ones. Tired of constant standing, people of Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh have come out with a unique way.
Instead of standing themselves, they put their passbooks in line while giving their legs some rests. There has been an atmosphere of chaos in the country, after high-value notes were banned by the government in its effort to stop flow of black money in the country. Even after RBI’s suggestion not to panic as there is “enough money” there seems to be no respite for the people and many of them are facing cash crunch after nine days .
Near several branches of banks, and ATMs as people have lined up for their turns, some are also seen distributing tea, water and snacks for tired ones across the country. Even in the Parliament the Opposition has asked the government to look at the “emergency” like situation in the country. They added that while everybody supported the government in its fight against black money it was it’s duty to see innocent citizens do not face hassle while changing or depositing their notes. Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister on Wednesday led a delegation of some Opposition parties like Aam Admi Party, Shiv Sena and National Conference to the president on the matter.