Taking his distress a bit further, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal takes it to social networking platform Twitter to highlight yet another massive fallout of the ongoing demonetisation drive. Kejriwal has recently Retweeted a tweet which mentioned the news of an old woman from Kohdaur district in Uttar Pradesh who died in at a branch of the State Bank of India while his son was standing in the queue to withdraw cash. The old woman was ill, but the bank refused to give more than Rs 2,000 to her son.
Showing his grief and the anger towards Centre government cash ban fallout, Kejriwal captioned this tweet from a Twitter user, “Oh God. This is inhuman”.
Oh God. This is inhuman. https://t.co/60AlwdmOTe
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 1, 2016
Since the implementation of the cash ban with an intention to weed out black money and corruption from the country, nearly 50 people have been reported dead due to the inconvenience of cash crisis they were facing. While a few deaths have been out of shock, as alleged by the families of the deceased, some of these deaths are claimed to be owing to exhaustion caused by standing in the long bank and ATMs queues, reported The Indian Express.
These death have given the opposition parties a big loop-hole to further criticise centre government’s move. Various allegations are being made by opposition leaders like Congress MP Anand Sharma, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BSP chief Mayawati about people dying because of demonetisation. However, the government believes that the situation is getting better day by day and soon things will get back to normal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed his emotions over the inconvenience being faced by the common man and has sought a 50 days ultimatum to get things back on track.