“The Indian Government is going all out against black money and corruption”Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mod’s announcement of making Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes illegal tender from midnight today took most people by surprise. The move seems to be a clear indication how serious the government is towards curbing black money and the negative impact of counterfeit currency in circulation currently, and in one fell swoop, also tackles corruption and terror funding in a significant manner. As can be expected, Twitterati reacted with a mixture of praise, criticism, disbelief and a whole bunch of witty puns expressing their opinion about the announcement.
While many hailed the move as a ‘surgical strike’ against black money and a boost for the digital economy, Twitter was flooded with some gems that are well worth a gander. Here goes:
Donald Trump:I’ll create history tonight.— Sir Rohit Sharma (@imRo450) November 8, 2016
Hillary Clinton:No I’ll create history.
MODI- Hello Mike Check#BlackMoney
Rs 500 and Rs 1000
Does the 2k note also come with dual sim and 8 mp camera?— Ashoka (@ABVan) November 8, 2016
First time in Indian history where people have less money are happier than the people who have lot of money????#BlackMoney— Varsha Singh (@varshasinghmcx) November 8, 2016
Meanwhile, there are a few sane ones too, such as this tweet from Indian Oil urging people not to panic.
Dear all,our dealers hv been advised to accept Rs.500&1000 notes at petrol stations as per Govt orders.pl do not panic @dpradhanbjp@canthbs— Indian Oil Corp Ltd (@IndianOilcl) November 8, 2016