On 8th November, PM Modi announced Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes to be illegal tenders, henceforth. Since then the lives of the weaker sections of the society has changed irreparably. A young woman from Agra, Juhi Prakash is one of the innocent victims of this ‘money ban’, like many others. Juhi’s father is suffering from mouth cancer and they don’t have enough money to get it treated. Whatever little cash they had was also termed as illegal tender, in the last few weeks.
The family could not even get basic medicines with the little amount they would get after standing in the line for hours. In a situation like this, everyone had lost hope. Not knowing what to do, Juhi decided to seek help from higher authorities. The young woman wrote a letter and circulated it using social media platforms and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Very soon, the tweet became viral and reached UPCM, who immediately asked Gaurav Dayal, DM of Agra to look into the matter and verify the details. Juhi was helped by Akhilesh Yadav’s twitterati who kept in touch with her throughout.
According to Juhi, due to demonetization her father’s condition has worsened as they did not have cash in hand for timely medication and they had to stand in long queues to be able to withdraw a small amount of money. She said, “My father was a businessman but we lost all money during my mother’s cancer treatment. Since then I am the only one who has to take care of my ill father and brothers, who are also undergoing treatment in Haridwar. I cannot stand in queues for hours when there is no one to take care of my father. We have little savings but are unable to withdraw it from the bank because of demonetization.” She was extremely disappointed when no one from PM’s office came forward to even sympathize with her situation.
Akhilesh Yadav directed the officials in Agra to take care of Juhi and his family in all possible ways. The young CM has given hope to one more family who now believe that they have a chance to survive in such difficult times