Mumbai, Nov 13: Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan on Saturday blamed the Narendra Modi government for two deaths in Mumbai allegedly linked to the chaotic situation following demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes this week.
"The government went ahead and suddenly demonetised these notes without proper notice or adequate preparations which has led to unprecedented sufferings to the people," Chavan told media persons here.
He was referring to the death of 73-year-old Vishwanath Vartak in a queue outside a bank in Mulund and treatment denied to an infant child as his parents - Jagdish and Kiran Sharma - could only provide the demonetised notes as deposit to the Jeevan Jyot Hospital in Govandi, both on Friday.
Terming the demonetisation move as "ill-conceived", he said that the masses have been plunged into misery everywhere due to the government's lack of preparedness in the matter.
"People have left their jobs and businesses to queue up for hours outside banks and ATMs to exchange or withdraw their own money. People don't have money for even carrying out routine purchases or day-to-day expenses," Chavan said.
The decision has had ramifications across all sections of the people and multiple sectors in the economy and the problems still continue, he said.
"People are being denied medical treatment, medicines, weddings have been hit or cancelled, home-makers can't make purchases of daily essentials, tourists have been stranded at various points in the state," Chavan said.
He said people face a piquant situation in which even if they have thousands of rupees, they are totally helpless as these notes have been abruptly demonetised creating an "economic emergency" and demanded the government take urgent remedial measures to mitigate the peoples' sufferings.
The state Congress chief's comments came against the backdrop of chaotic situation at banks and ATMs in Mumbai and other parts of the state for the third consecutive day on Saturday.
Many harried Mumbaikars have cancelled their three-day break to hill-stations or beach resorts to stand in snaky queues to exchange old notes or carry out banking transactions.
In many places, people are forced to stand in queues for many hours and still return empty-handed as ATMs exhaust their stocks of cash.
Those who succeed encounter equal problems outside as smaller denomination change is not available in many areas.
Haryana, July 21: In a shocking incident, The Haryana Police arrested a 60-year-old godman in Fatehabad on Friday for allegedly raping 120 women under the guise of treatment, sources said. Accordin ..Written by : IANS | 06:45 PM
Hyderabad, July 21: In a significant development, Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) will extend its services to LB Nagar in the last week of August and to Hitech City in October, HMR Managing Director N V S ..Written by : IANS | 05:18 PM
Mumbai, July 21: We all knew that Bollywood beauty Sonam Kapoor got married to Delhi based businessman Anand Ahuja recently. The duo made an adorable pair and social media has been filled with the ..Written by : IANS | 05:13 PM
New Delhi, July 21: In a shocking news, Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman will not be available to participate in overseas T20 Leagues for next two years. "It cannot go on like this. He will ..Written by : IANS | 03:58 PM
Hyderabad, July 21: Small screen popular TV-anchor Pradeep Machiraju has made an official announcement about his Wedding! He is going to search his life partner through TV show Pelli Choopulu. Prad ..Written by : IANS | 03:46 PM
Hyderabad, April 12: Nagarjuna's song "Ninnu Roddu Meeda Chusnadi Laggayithu" one of the most popular songs in 1990's. The Song has got a tremendous response in that time. The SOng was super hit film ..Written by : IANS | 05:04 PM
Hyderabad, Apr 10: Preparations related to NTR Rama Rao biopic are ongoing. Bala Krishna is playing the role of NT Rama Rao while the rest of the cast has to be finalized. The selection process for th ..Written by : IANS | 02:13 PM
Hyderabad, Apr 03: Power star Pawan Kalyan has congratulated on the hit of Rangasthalam team here on today. Pawan spoke to Charan after watching "Rangasthalam" on the special screen, he told that h ..Written by : IANS | 04:47 PM
Hyderabad, Mar 26: The Tollywood Gorgeous actress Anushka Shetty had a fabulous start to 2018 with the solid success of Bhaagamathie. Although there have been several rumors on her future projects ..Written by : IANS | 03:04 PM
Kolkata, July 21: Here is the big blow for th ..
Haryana, July 21: In a shocking incident, The ..
Kolkata, July 21: West Bengal chief minister ..
New Delhi, July 21: In a shocking incident, A ..
New Delhi, July 20: On Friday, Congress Presi ..
New Delhi, July 20: India's government is hol ..
New Delhi, July 20: The Congress President Ra ..
New Delhi, July 20: India's giant telecom net ..
New Delhi, July 20: Remarkable scenes unfu ..
New Delhi, July 20: Telugu Desam Party MP ..
New Delhi, July 20: Nowadays we are seeing a ..
San Francisco, July 20: In a shocking news ..
New Delhi, July 20: Cristiano Ronaldo has ..
New delhi, July 19: In a further tightenin ..
London, July 18: Reportedly, it is informe ..
England, July 17: In a shocking news, A man d ..
Manhattan, July 17: It's not easy to stand ou ..
Beijing/Islamabad, July 16: In a shocking dev ..
Chicago, July 16: It is already known that a ..
Washington, July 15: India-US are expected to ..
New Delhi, July 21: In a shocking news, Bangl ..
New Delhi, July 19: Mahendra Singh Dhoni h ..
New Delhi, July 19: As we all knew that, M ..
New Delhi, July 18: The Former Indian Cricket ..
France, July 16: France have won the 2018 Wor ..
Nottingham, July 13: India defeated England b ..
New Delhi, July 12: India captain Virat Kohli ..
Bristol, July 10: Indian Batsmen Rohit Sharma ..
Mumbai, July 10: Sunil Gavaskar marked his 69 ..
New Delhi, July 09: Hitman Rohit Sharma, purr ..
New Delhi, July 21: Reliance Jio has introduc ..
Hyderabad, July 21: In a move that will direc ..
Hyderabad, July 19: Tollywood incredible l ..
New Delhi, July 19: Mobile giant Xia ..
China, July 17: The trendsetter of the mob ..
New Delhi, July 10: The company has priced th ..
New Delhi, July 10: Here is the good news for ..
New Delhi, July 09: WhatsApp has been in the ..
Hyderabad, July 09: A Survey published an int ..
New Delhi, July 08: Electronics manufacturer ..