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 demonetized currency notes exchanged.
“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.
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, retorting to a question whether the Congress leader was trying to grab attention by standing in queue, said: “What should he do, go and sleep in the house when this thing is happening?”
“He is a political leader. He is the Vice-President of the Congress party, he has done the right thing. Most leaders should go out and do the same,” he said.
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