Even as hundreds of people thronged ATMs and banks across the nation to exchange and withdraw money, a bank in Gujarat's capital Gandhinagar on Tuesday had a special customer: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother, Hiraben.
Hiraben Modi, who is in her late nineties, walked up to a bank to exchange notes on Tuesday. She came escorted by a group of people and entered the bank in a wheelchair. But she then walked to the counter with some assistance and exchanged old notes for new ones.
Here is a picture of Hiraben Modi with the new Rs 2,000 note:
There were many who praised her for her visit:
@ANI_news salute this mother - standing strong with her son— Meghan (@meghanvarma) November 15, 2016
But others weren't too pleased:
@ANI_news Finally, people with black money are coming out and standing in queue - per Modi logic☝🏻— Newton (@Newt1O) November 15, 2016
@ANI_news sharam ani chahia modi ji or unke bhaiun ko jo photage ke liye is tare se buddi maa ka istamal kar rahe hai shram ani chahiye— hamid nagori (@hamidnagori2) November 15, 2016
Was her visit meant to be a message to those who have been standing in lines and complaining?