Gandhinagar: In an attempt to set the example, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi (96) on Tuesday went to bank to get her demonetised currency exchanged. Heeraben Modi went to the Oriental Bank of Commerce in Gandhinagar and exchanged Rs 4500.

Wearing a white cotton sari, Heerabaa, in her 90s, reached the bank a week after Modi spiked all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. She later showed a new 2,000 rupee note to journalists.

PM Modi’s Mother has set an example to all those standing in long queues outside banks, ATMs and Post offices to get their demonetised money deposit, exchanged after the government’s move.

In a surprise move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Tuesday had announced that in order to put a menace and crackdown on black money, the government will demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes and they will be replaced by new Rs 500 and Rs 2,0000 notes which will be available in the ATMs from November 11.

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However, PM also said that there was no need to panic as people will be able to deposit or exchange banned notes through Banks, Post Offices between November 10 and December 30.

But after the move by the government, people are standing in long queues waiting outside banks, ATMs, Post Offices to deposit, exchange the demonetised currency and facing inconvenience due to shortage of supply of the new currency. 

First Published | 15 November 2016 12:22 PM
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