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Early morning, Rahul Gandhi talks to people lined up outside banks, ATMs in Delhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi surprised people standing in the queues outside ATMs and banks in Delhi in the wee hours on Monday, when he reached there unannounced and started talking to them.

Rahul asked them about the problems faced and called on them to voice their indignation against the Centre's move to scrap Rs 500/1000 notes, saying that demonetisation has become a big hassle for the common man.

Gandhi talked to people in queues at Jahangirpuri, Inderlok and Zakira area.

The Congress leader's visit came right before Opposition parties in both Houses of Parliament on Monday are to get together to discuss fresh strategy for countering the Centre's move to demonetise high value currency notes at 9:30am.

Both the Houses of Parliament have been witnessing a stormy debate over demonetisation in the first three days of the winter session.

The CPI (M), in a statement, said, "Instead of immediate measures to bring relief to the people, the government has now reduced the limit of exchanging notes per person from Rs 4,500 to Rs 2,000. This will hit hard the poorer sections."

The opposition has also been demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence in Parliament, saying that he has a moral obligation to answer the common man whose life has been thrown in turmoil because of demonetisation.

"Parliament is on and the Rajya Sabha is demanding that the Prime Minister should come and answer on demonetization, but Modiji has time to address via video conferencing a Cold Play concert in Mumbai," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.