We almost choked on our dinner! As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 8 pm today and declared that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations will no longer be valid with effect from midnight, the country was left dumbstruck.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the historic decision:
WHAT? No more 500 and 1000 rupee notes?As a secular country, shouldn't we respect all denominations?— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 8, 2016
Surgical Strike on Black Money !Prime Minister Modi says Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes to be banned from midnight !— Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) November 8, 2016
One immediate good impact: black money in assembly elections could be weeded out!— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 8, 2016
No journo had idea about Modi's address. No sources had idea about decision on Rs 500 and Rs 1000.. THIS IS TRULY EMERGENCY LIKE SITUATIONS.— Paresh Rawal fαи (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) November 8, 2016
Only 90 & before 90's kids will remember Rs 500 and Rs 1000Everyone will be on calls to inform each other & asking to exchange ..lol— Manish Pandey (@join2manish) November 8, 2016
Whole India is looking for change. Change bole toh Rs 500 and Rs 1000 ka chhutta.— Shuja Gandhi (@shujagandhi) November 8, 2016
People are still waiting for Modiji to say that "this Rs 500 and Rs 1000 thing was a prank and subscribe to my new YouTube channel"— Sarfaraz Khan (@i_msarfaraz) November 8, 2016
Here's what Union Minister tweeted Venkaiah Naidu tweeted.
Rs 500 And Rs 1000/- notes cease to be legal tender Here is what you can do... pic.twitter.com/dFVh3cQtHY— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) November 8, 2016
And of course, Chetan Bhagat had the last word.
Ladies and Gentlemen, cash, is the new trash.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) November 8, 2016