Rahul Gandhi stands in queue to get banned currency exchanged

Taking people by surprise, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived at an SBI bank on Parliament Street and stood in a queue to get the demonetised currency notes exchanged.

By Author  |  Published: 11th Nov 2016  4:55 pmUpdated: 11th Nov 2016  7:39 pm
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi carries a bank form as he exchanges rupee notes of the old denomination at a bank in New Delhi. Photo: AFP

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

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi comes out after exchanging old 500 and 1000 rupee notes at the Parliament Street SBI branch, in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: PTI
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi comes out after exchanging old 500 and 1000 rupee notes at the Parliament Street SBI branch, in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: PTI

“I have come here to get Rs 4,000 exchanged,” he told reporters. Gandhi also criticized 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 mediapersons, who wanted to enquire about his move to come to the bank to get the notes exchanged.