Mumbai - With the banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, a huge rush can be seen at banks and ATMs across the city and the state. Common people are standing in queues for hours to exchange their scrapped currency notes and get some new cash. This has given political parties and leaders a chance to do something for these people. As the local governing body elections are nearing all political parties are trying to take benefit of this ban of notes episode, says senior journalist Samar Khadas. This clearly shows that Prime minister Narendra Modi’s surgical strike against black money has frightened political leaders. They are now trying their level best to reach people at least this way.