Rahul Gandhi queues up outside SBI Bank in Delhi

A large mob jostled to get a selfie with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi outside SBI Bank in New Delhi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2016 6:58 pm
rahul gandhi, rahul gandhi atm, rahul gandhi atm queue, rahul gandhi atm line, congress vp rahul gandhi, rahul gandhi demonetisation, india news Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the queue for exchange old notes at SBI Parliament Street in New Delhi on Friday (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

As people across the nation thronged to ATM counters, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi queued outside an SBI in New Delhi on Friday. News agency ANI reported that the Gandhi scion had lined up outside an SBI in Parliament Street.

“Gareeb vyakti ko kasht ho raha hai, mai yahan Rs 4000 badalne aaya hoon(Poor people are in trouble, I am here to get Rs 4, 000 exchanged,” he said to the reporters. “Neither you (reporters) nor your crorepati owners nor the Prime Minister will understand the problems faced by people.”

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Crowds at the Parliament Street bank were in for a surprise when the 46-year-old leader joined the queue to exchange demonetised currency notes with new ones. Crowds jostled to get a selfie with Gandhi who said that he was there because his people were suffering due to the demonetisation.

Kya apko yaha koi suit boot pehne dikh raha hai, yaha par sab aam log hai jo pareshan hai, par Modi ji ko isse kya farak padta hai. (Can you see anybody here who is high and mighty? Only the troubled common people are here. But how does it matter to Modiji?)” he said.

According to PTI, Gandhi also interacted with people standing in queue and listened to their troubles. The huge crowd in the bank, that was trying to exchange old notes, faced inconveniences as he had reached there. During the 40 minutes of his stay at the venue, many bank staffers were seen clicking pictures of Gandhi.

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The Congress vice-president had earlier criticised the government’s demonetisation move on Twitter saying that the “real culprits” who had stashed “black money” were “sitting tight” as the farmers, small shopkeepers and housewives faced troubles.

“Once again Mr Modi shows how little he cares about ordinary people of this country — farmers, small shop-keepers, housewives — all thrown into utter chaos,” he tweeted. Gandhi also asked, “One question for the PM: How is replacing 1,000 rupee notes with 2,000 rupee notes going to make black money hoarding a lot harder?”

With PTI/ANI inputs.

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    Iyer
    Nov 11, 2016 at 1:01 pm
    This joker should be thrown into sea. He is known for vulture politics. and these drama. Where was congress for last 70 years just looting people and keeping them poor.lt;br/gt;I remember Indira slogan " Garibi Hatao". What happend to that Viyada and this vaiyda and that Vaiyda man??
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      Chander Pal
      Nov 11, 2016 at 11:36 am
      Shaming the 100 crore film heroes. What an idea sir ji and an act.
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        Sundar
        Nov 12, 2016 at 4:40 am
        He will never get mature. If a man does not learn in his forty will never learn in his life.lt;br/gt;He tried to do drama in UP alongwith Raj Babbar- FAILED MISERABLY. Raj Babbar said he owes allegiance to Mulayam Singh Yadav. His drama in Punjab failed as Amrinder Singh -asked him to get lost. The Election Advisor Prashan Bhushan (now is known as Pathetic Bihari) is knocking the door Mulayam Singh Yadav. In Delhi his DRAMA IS KNOWN FOR ITS INFERIORITY AS A GREAT DRAMATIST KEJRIWAL IS SITTING THERE AND HE WILL NOT ALLOW OTHER PETTY ACTORS.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Congress dying everyday under Sonia and Rahul hi.Only those persons who are able to swindle money from the party are sticking with Rahul and Sonia.
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          Sundar
          Nov 12, 2016 at 4:51 am
          Politics is not his cup of tea. Academically he was a zero; applied in sports quote in SS College- in the sports also he found to be a zero. As a learner, he is a zero AND AS A POLITICIAN HE IS A VERY BIG ZERO. No one in India ( except some selfish politicians like AK Antony, Mani, Shahi Tharoor, Sibal and other electorally dead politicians) LIKES HIS WAY OF CONDUCTING HIMSELF AS A POLITICIAN. Made sufficient money and it is better for his to retire from active politics/ or settle in foreign land.
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            Nargis Dutt
            Nov 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm
            A lot of common people also defecate in the open, we look forward to the Rahul hi joining the queue there also. It is not enough to stand in the queue once for one cause. He can take Kejriwal with him. I am very sure common man will provide free lota in recognition of their services to the nation.
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              Nargis Dutt
              Nov 11, 2016 at 8:46 pm
              Some people are asking how Rahul earned Rs 4000. This is from the AJL, Young India loot completed some time ago. He is happy that at least Rs 4000 out of Rs 4000 crores can become white and honest money. I just thought that people should be minded that he is a hard working politician who earned money through hard work. It is not easy to loot, only hard working first family members can do it, with the help Cong I party servants. Yes some are spent in Thailand, but that is not majority.
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                prakash
                Nov 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm
                What a drama, to stand in line and exchange 4000/- rupees. For Rahul hi that is his breakfast money for one day. Please do not try to fool the people.
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                  Nathan
                  Nov 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm
                  Why the Indian media has stooped down to such a low esteem that MR.Rahul HI standing in line TO EXCHANGE OLD 500 and 1000 CURRENCY NOTES has become a heart throbbing news item. Please grow up.
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