Rs 500, Rs 1000 Ban: Here are the best jokes people made on Twitter
After the Government of India banned circulation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from November 8, people thronged on to Twitter to express their views.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a surprise move on Tuesday announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes would be withdrawn from circulation at midnight to crack down on rampant corruption and counterfeit currency.
The surprise move was designed to bring billions of dollars worth of cash in unaccounted wealth into the mainstream economy, as well as hit the finances of militants who target India and are suspected of using fake Rs 500 notes to fund operations, cited the Reuters report.
Some people on the popular social media platform Twitter supported the government’s latest move to fight against corruption and black money while some have disapproved it. Some have even gone ahead and made jokes on the government’s move to ban fake currency.
Twitterites expressed their views with hashtags like #ModiFightsCorruption, #BlackMoney and #FightAgainstCorruption trending on Twitter on Wednesday.
Here are few reactions of people from their Twitter handle:
"500 &1000 Rs notes will no longer b legal tender.Its a surgical strike on corruption! Salute u sir @narendramodi #FightAgainstCorruption," said Suman Mandal .
— Suman Mandal (@201092suman) November 8, 2016
Vijay Aradhya tweeted as saying, "Rs 500 and Rs 1000" there will more smoke in Delhi, especially from No10 Janpath :) #FightAgainstCorruption .”
— Vijay Aradhya (@varadhya) November 8, 2016
"Tight slap on the face of libtards of both US and India & all over the world actually! #ModiFightsCorruption & #TrumpForPresident So happy!," said Suvie Ritu Chandra.
— Suvie Ritu Chandra (@SuvalagnaC) November 9, 2016
Gaurav Pradhan, a chief information officer from Timetunnel Consulting has shared data graphics on how people can manage their cash in old currency.
Pradhan tweeted as saying,” Ready reference on how u will manage your cash in old currency #BlackMoney #ModiAgainstCorruption”
— #GauravPradhan ???? (@DrGPradhan) November 9, 2016
"YES #currencyban of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will cause inconvenience.RT if U will bear it and support #ModiFightsCorruption / #BlackMoney," said Jagrati Shukla.
YES #currencyban of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will cause inconvenience.
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) November 8, 2016
Dipen Bhuva said, "India got MODIfied, and USA may get TRUMPed !! It will be HILLARYous !!! ?????? #SayNoToBlackMoney #ModiFightsCorruption #USElection2016."
— Dipen Bhuva (@dbofficial11) November 9, 2016
Vivek Srivastava tweeted as saying,"First time in Indian history where people have less money are happier than the people who hv lot of money. #BlackMoney #ModiFightsCorruption."
— Vivek Srivastava???? (@VK_SHREEVASTAVA) November 8, 2016
Pankaj Mishra shared a funny video on the government's recent move to ban notes "Received this via WhatsApp!! Thanks to the Chaukidar of the Nation. Aa gaye acche din! #ModiFightsCorruption."
— Pankaj Mishra (@pankajmishra23) November 9, 2016
"#DonaldTrump wins US election India got MODIfied & USA got TRUMPed..isnt it HILLARYous? #ElectionNight #ModiFightsCorruption," said K Himaanshu Shuklaa.
#DonaldTrump wins US election??
— K Himaanshu Shuklaa (@khimaanshu) November 9, 2016
Gaurav Kulkarnia said on Twitter,"#Samsung isn't the only one recalling Notes this year! #ModiFightsCorruption #BlackMoney."
— Gaurav Kulkarni (@9auravk) November 9, 2016
"Hilaaaa Daaalaaa Naaa!!!"- Modi doing it lyk Rajnikanth did it in Sivaji the Boss!!! #BlackMoney #modifightscorruption @narendramodi," said Niken Shah.
— Niken Shah (@niken_shah) November 8, 2016