Rahul Gandhi queues up to exchange old notes, says 'will stand with the people suffering'

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took people by surprise when he arrived at an SBI bank on Parliament Street in New Delhi and stood in a queue to get the demonetised currency notes exchanged.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"I have come here to get Rs 4,000 exchanged," he told reporters.

Gandhi also criticised the bank authorities for abolishing the queue as soon as he became a part of it.

"I want to stand in the queue...people are suffering, neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor owners of big media houses would understand it," he angrily told media, who wanted to enquire about his move to come to the bank to get the notes exchanged.

He was quoted as saying that his people were suffering and that only poor people have to endure difficulties as a direct result of the ban. He also said that not one person standing in queues outside ATMs would be dressed in a suit, stating that the currency ban affects the common man the most.

With inputs from IANS


Updated Date: Nov 11, 2016 17:14 PM

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