Updated: November 16, 2016 3:29:24 pm
The situation is worse in rural India, where comparatively less amount of money is reaching the banks and officials are having a hard time coping up with the situation. Reportedly, in a village in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, people have run out of food and they have no money to purchase anything.
Highlighting a similar situation, Facebook user VM*, who claims to be working in a public sector bank’s rural branch, has been sharing heart-wrenching details of the condition where the bank has not received money on days and when it has, they run of money within hours. The banker says, “If tomorrow I have to tell another mother that we can’t give her enough cash for her child’s treatment, I will breakdown. If tomorrow I see another shivering old lady in the queue, I will breakdown.” His post has gone viral with over 2,500 shares and has received a massive response.
Here’s what he wrote.
Alright I’ve had enough! I work at ***, rural area. And if tomorrow I have to tell another mother that we can’t give her enough cash for her child’s treatment, I will breakdown. If tomorrow I see another shivering old lady in the queue, I will breakdown. Because I can’t really look them in the eye and explain to them that it’s all for greater good and for national interest and that black money will go away. Black money or no black money. The system has always failed them every single time. And govt hospitals don’t exist everywhere, Pvt ones aren’t taking old currency, and for crying out loud your elitist asses wouldn’t trust a govt hospital either with the life of your loved ones. Please be honest. Please drop this elitism. This is NOT ‘inconvenience’. It’s a crime now. It’s a violation of human rights. People have DIED. Died waiting in queues, died in hospitals that didn’t take old currency, died working in banks. How can you justify DEATH because of a poorly executed policy in the name of greater good. I don’t want any good that has someone’s blood on it. And will this good mean income parity? WILL IT? What was the rush when your infrastructure wasn’t ready? People have died because you couldn’t wait to hit headlines. Black money can’t be your excuse for apathy. If this is your idea of deshbhakti then to hell with such patriotism. My patriotism doesn’t allow me to let people die for anyone’s ‘greater good’.
The post has been deleted by the user and name has been changed to protect the identity.
Have something to add to the story? Tell us in the comments below.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.