Last night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a major announcement that the two largest currency notes in circulation in India, ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 notes, would cease to be legal tender.
Amidst all the opinions and apprehensions about the decision that will have a major impact on our economy, Twitter, as usual, decided to see the light side of things.
Some initial reactions to Modi’s decision to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes pic.twitter.com/YwBN3e5rCJ— The UnReal Times (@TheUnRealTimes) November 8, 2016
Other people: Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will be illegal from midnight. What will we do!?Me & my crumpled Rs 10 notes: It’s our time now.— Paloma Sharma (@PalomaSharma) November 8, 2016
Not wanting to be left behind with all the jokes about currency notes, Chetan Bhagat also chimed in with one of his own.
Unluckily for him, not many people found it funny, and as it often happens when he tweets, he got trolled, instead.
.@chetan_bhagat At least we have new currencies in exchange of those “trash”. We are getting something.Can’t say the same for your books— Nitu Jha (@lack_a_daisy) November 8, 2016
Many decided to ‘trash’ his novels.
@chetan_bhagat Cash trash is temporary , your novel trash is permanent.— 3.2 Billionth SRKian (@Sahir_Dhoom) November 9, 2016
@chetan_bhagat but pages of ur books will still be used as toilet paper— AB (@arindambhattac9) November 8, 2016
Some felt sorry for themselves for having read Bhagat’s books.
@chetan_bhagat sometimes I feel pitty for u…but then I remember reading 3 mistake of my life…— Vipul (@vipulsatishhir1) November 9, 2016
Not that any of this would affect Chetan much. Pretty sure he’s got used to it by now.