Amid chaos and confusion over the exchange of demonetized currency on Friday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited an ATM to extend his support to the public.
Gandhi visited the State Bank of India in Delhi's Parliament street and expressed his solidarity with the people.
Delhi: Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi in queue at SBI, Parliament street pic.twitter.com/WG6rYoXLel— ANI (@ANI_news) November 11, 2016
He first interacted with the people and clicked selfies with them. However, when he wasn't allowed to stand in the line, he became furious.
Delhi: Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi surrounded by people taking selfies with him at SBI, Parliament street pic.twitter.com/9ojzLXXubD— ANI (@ANI_news) November 11, 2016
A visibly agitated Gandhi told the media that he came to exchange Rs 4,000 and also to support the poor who are facing problems since the government announced its move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
When asked about what are his views about the initiative, Gandhi said neither media and its rich corporate bosses nor the Prime Minister will understand the pain of the people.
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: R Gandhi pic.twitter.com/fF8Y55pwkD— ANI (@ANI_news) November 11, 2016
Here is the video:
Some people later claimed that the Congress Vice President's presence had caused the line to be broken and the bank was shut while the Congress party Vice President was ushered in to exchange his currency notes.