Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s mother, 100-year-old Heeraben Modi was reported to be standing in a queue to exchange Rs 4500 at a bank in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. According to reports, Heeraben had already exchanged her old currency at the bank after standing in lines. Heeraben was helped by two women as she reached the bank and got her old notes exchanged. This comes as a sharp contrast to people complaining about standing in long queues outside banks to deposit or exchange their money.
Earlier on November 8, in an attempt to curb down the stem of flow of black money across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a ban on the use of Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes. The country had gone into a frenzy after the announcement by the Prime Minister. Long queues have seen outside banks and ATMs for the last week and are supposed to remain the same until December 30, 2016.
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With a maximum withdrawal limit of Rs 2000 from ATMs and exchange of Rs 4000 from banks, the citizens have been reported to be facing serious trouble and have accused the government of being ill prepared for such a decision. PM Modi had earlier asked the nation to be patient with the demonetisation drive and said that this was a necessary step in stopping corruption and tax evasion. He had further stated that the move had been a big jolt to those who have had black money stashed with them.