In a shocking announcement to the Indian masses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared on Tuesday night that the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will be considered invalid after midnight.
He also revealed that the Rs 1000 note will be replaced by a Rs 2000 note which happens to be pink in colour.
Reactions have started pouring in from all sections of the society. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has also voiced his opinion in a tweet. He wrote that the pink colour of the note was inspired by his latest film, Pink.
T 2435 - the new 2000 rs note is PINK in colour ... the PINK effect ..!!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 8, 2016
While we are pretty sure that is not the case, his film was indeed very inspiring to a lot of people. But maybe not enough to determine the colour of the nation’s new currency.
Other celebrities have also weighed in on the change that promises to be a big step in curbing the menace of black money hoarding.
Never thought we'd ever get bhel inside a 500 rupee note.— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) November 8, 2016
Just landed and literally EVERYONE on the plane has got a call from someone at home asking them what to do with the cash. 😳😜😂 #BlackMoney— Nikhil Chinapa (@nikhilchinapa) November 8, 2016
If this works, and we do reduce #BlackMoney.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 8, 2016
PM Narendra Modi will win a Nobel Prize.
Or, he can buy 500.
With 1 cheque.
I salute PM @narendramodi for surgical strike on black money n banning ₹500 n ₹1000 notes from midnight! It's first best work of his govt.— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) November 8, 2016
In America they will count Votes.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 8, 2016
In India count Notes.
Tonight just notice d houses that dont have lights off,Note Counting On.#BlackMoney