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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    Ahmed
    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
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      Simran
      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
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        The colour
        Nov 20, 2016 at 9:57 am
        Go for court marriage n party later .. pomp n show not a need
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          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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              Bijan Mohanty
              Nov 20, 2016 at 8:07 am
              We do not believe this useless propaa and marketing gimmick. Modi has utterly failed in addressing people's woes due to de-monetisation.
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                Bijan Mohanty
                Nov 20, 2016 at 10:40 am
                You and me and others, of course - any doubt ?
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                  Dibyendu Nag
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 5:58 am
                  A bold approach and a sagacious response..... but the crisis is going on too long-lasting......better to be solved soon........
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                    Inspiring!
                    Nov 20, 2016 at 11:20 am
                    That is why norms for wedding expenses created such that a family member could draw Rs 250000. The 20K is a reward for bringing such a need to the attention of PM!
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                      Inspiring!
                      Nov 20, 2016 at 11:16 am
                      The news article says that the father had "saved some money, which was enough to take care of marriage expenses". So, 20K could be useful to get things managed until the savings could be deposited, converted and received back!
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                        Kabir
                        Nov 20, 2016 at 4:28 am
                        Nautanki . Old woman got help that she never asked for or ever got. Only propaa this 12th p believes in
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                          Kabir
                          Nov 20, 2016 at 10:04 am
                          teri maa ko bheja tha kya madarasa mein? jo tereko sare madarasa vale lagate hai? adhi bamhan baniya paidaish to musalmanon ki hai dekh le apana DNA test karake
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                            Rishi Raj
                            Nov 20, 2016 at 10:39 am
                            This is nothing but an arbitrary discrimination. And from where did the money come?
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                              Rishi Raj
                              Nov 20, 2016 at 10:40 am
                              We the common people of India.
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                                Laxmi Narayan Naren
                                Nov 20, 2016 at 5:56 am
                                Why incomplete news? There is nothing about the money source, where it came from.
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                                  Mayur Panghaal
                                  Nov 20, 2016 at 6:01 am
                                  Anything for yashodaben ?
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                                    Mayur Panghaal
                                    Nov 20, 2016 at 4:22 am
                                    Nautanki master will be taught a lesson he wont forget
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                                      Mayur Panghaal
                                      Nov 20, 2016 at 6:04 am
                                      He sent his own mother to stand in line for cameras...and now does this nautanki.lt;br/gt;What a jerk !!
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                                        Mohan
                                        Nov 20, 2016 at 4:48 am
                                        By whom you ! The poor are going to stand by him ! He speaks enough Hindi to get that done
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                                          Mohan
                                          Nov 20, 2016 at 4:49 am
                                          You cannot go beyond a Madrasa
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                                            Mohan
                                            Nov 20, 2016 at 4:47 am
                                            You comments show - THAT A DONKEY CAN ONLY BRAY -- no matter what the subject
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