Demonetisation: PM Modi comes to rescue of prospective bride in Varanasi

Jyoti Sahu took the bold step of appealing to the prime minister for help through a letter sent on November 9.

By: ANI | Varanasi | Published: November 20, 2016 9:26 am
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After Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000, several prospective brides have been fuming since their marriage plans were adversely affected, but one family in the Prime Minister’s constituency of Varanasi is thankful to the former for ensuring their daughter’s marriage.

Jitendra Sahu, a weaver, was in a desperate situation after demonetisation was announced. He was jobless and his daughter was to get married. He saved some money, which was enough to take care of marriage expenses, but the government’s move to demonetise high value currency left him devastated.

Jyoti Sahu, his daughter, took the bold step of appealing to the prime minister for help through a letter sent on November 9. Nine days later, something unexpected happened. A local district official knocked on the doors of the family home and gave them Rs.20,000. It was later informed that the Prime Minister had sent the money after reading Jyoti’s letter.

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  1. A
    Nov 20, 2016 at 6:07 am
    Modiji is a PM for the w country. There are many jyotis. What about other daughters. Welfare means across the board and it means help should reach to the needy without being asked
    1. S
      Nov 20, 2016 at 8:25 am
      20k Rs to take care of marriage xpenses in these times! I m sure the PM is kidding
      1. T
        The colour
        Nov 20, 2016 at 9:57 am
        Go for court marriage n party later .. pomp n show not a need
        1. B
          bala Raja
          Nov 20, 2016 at 4:19 am
          Ok, if you want cash for hospital, wedding, funeral, buying sabzi, anything at all, write to the PM. Someone will deliver it at your door. They'll also put indelible ink on your finger. PM will personally also keep track of whether you're exceeding the cash limit, using black money, etc. What a joke.
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            Bijan Mohanty
            Nov 20, 2016 at 10:42 am
            THat is your forte. Writing without knowing what you are writing.
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