10 striking photos that basically sum up 30 days of demonetisation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive sent people into the frenzy the minute it was announced. It was one crazy month.
Last month on this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the entire nation by shock and announced his decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. The Prime Minister asserted that the decision to scrap higher denomination currency had been taken to fight the black money menace.
The move led to massive cash-crunch in the economy with people across the nation making long queues outside the bank, till date just to withdraw cash.
PM Modi assured the short term pain will pave way for long term gains.
The opposition parties trained their guns against the move and have been demanding a roll back since the announcement was made. However, the Modi government has maintained that the move was undertaken to promote digital transactions and drive India towards a cashless economy.
Here are some of the pictures that completely sum up a month filled with confusion, chaos and madness:
New Delhi: Telugu Desam Party MP N. Sivaprasad clad in a black-and-white attire to protest against demonetisation at the Parliament, in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan
Supporters of Congress, workers during their “Jan Aakrosh” rally against “demonetisation” in Mumbai
Nagpur: Congress leaders during their Jan Aakrosh rally against demonetisation in Nagpur.PTI
Just another Cashless ATM in Parel, Mumbai. Customers in chaos still on effect of demonetisation
Gurugram : Workers of different unions including Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union arrange a support cycle procession for demonetisation in Gurugram. PTI Photo
Patna: AAP workers protest against demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes, in Patna PTI
Large queue continue to adorn outside the RBI to exchange money a week after the demonetisation was announced in the capital New Delhi. Express Photo by Amit Mehra.
– Hung out to dry: A man catches a nap at alongside an installation artist’s unique tea on the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. The installation is part of a suburban art and culture festival in Bandra, Mumbai. Express photo by Prashant Nadkar
Small food joints like tea stall and other food corners now start using Paytm after the change money crises after demonetisation of 500 and 1000 Rupees notes in India. Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav.
Large queue continue to adorn outside the RBI to exchange money a week after the demonetisation was announced in the capital New Delhi on. Express Photo by Amit Mehra.
Hiraba, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, went to the bank to exchange the demonetized currency at Raysan near Gandhinagar. Express Photo by Javed Raja.
When PM Modi announced his decision to demonetise higher denomination currency notes, he appealed to the people to bear the pain for 50 days. With 30 days gone, it would be interesting to see the changes he intends to bring in the remaining 20 days.