Mamata Banerjee’s tweet against Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes’ demonetisation got Twitteratti buzzing

Amid the barrage of tweets that flooded the micro-blogging site, one of the tweets that stood out was by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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The nation got a jolt out of the blue on November 8, when PM Narendra Modi, in a special address to the nation, announced that the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations will be discontinued and termed illegal starting midnight.

The news triggered a lot on confusion and uncertainty regarding what to do next across the country. In the social media space, there was an immediate burst of memes and opinions on the government’s strategy. Many lauded the bold move to curb the rampant hoarding of black money, corruption and other illegal activities, including terrorism. Amid the barrage of tweets that flooded the micro-blogging site, one of the tweets that stood out was by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. “WITHDRAW THIS DRACONIAN DECISION”, she tweeted, mincing no words whatsoever.

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The all-caps calling-out of the government’s sudden decision was not solitary. Banerjee’s series of previous tweets explain that her concern was for the people in her state, her “poorest brothers sisters” who, she wrote, will struggle to buy their basic necessities and food with their week’s hard-earned Rs 500 note.

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Before the tweet that subsequently went viral and elicited a lot of response, she clearly listed her concerns for opposing the decision. One of her previous tweets said — “Heartless and ill- conceived blow on the common people and the middle class in the fake name of anti-corruption.” She also posted, “The PM could not get back the promised black money from abroad from the rich so a drama to divert his failure.”

However, many immediately latched on to the possibility of trolling the CM herself for the tweet. Check out some of the reactions here:

 

 

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First Published on: November 9, 2016 1:05 pm
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    arun
    Nov 9, 2016 at 9:12 am
    moodri moodevi
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      Sundar BN
      Nov 9, 2016 at 10:18 am
      Malda is where they bring in fake money from across the border. They are never stopped. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Because they are vote banks.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now, the fake money they bring in would be useless. Vote banks will disappear.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Thus the all caps outburst.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is likely that these forgers will now try out printing 2,000 INR notes...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Perhaps, that too will suddenly stop being legal tender and a 2,000 in a different shape and size will come about soon.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There must be quite a lot of cost involved in this but better that cost than made INR or black money maybe ?
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        Sanjoy Hazra
        Nov 9, 2016 at 10:33 am
        Great leader always take great decession.Modi ji is best prime minister since ever...
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          H. Das
          Nov 9, 2016 at 10:57 am
          Its a very bold and accurate decision. I sincerely salute our honorable PM and his Cabinet for taking this harsh yet essentially correct decision!
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            K padmanabhan
            Nov 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm
            500,1000 rupee ban. The best decision taken in independent India. PM MODIJI deserves all the credit for his Honest and Bold decision.
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              Siddhartha Mazumdar
              Nov 9, 2016 at 11:40 am
              A strong decision of a strong PM which will give country dividend in long run. Sarada and Aam Aadmi Lootery party will be worried. Thats natural !
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                Siddhartha Mazumdar
                Nov 9, 2016 at 11:58 am
                Someone is not able to buy even sweets. Bhai(s) where are you?
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                  Kalyan Mishra
                  Nov 9, 2016 at 11:23 am
                  Great ! Only people with black money will shout !
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                    Kalyan Mishra
                    Nov 9, 2016 at 11:21 am
                    Two unworthy people, one is operating robbery at Sarda in Bengal, second one is enough !
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                      B.K.Prem
                      Nov 9, 2016 at 9:25 am
                      Govt may be right. But the way it impose dictarship order on all of us was not acceptable, its sort of financial emergancy impose on us commom people who obey tax, work hard for growth of economy and country. Dont forget history what happened when our previous PM impose emergency on us and the result of the pole
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                        sagar
                        Nov 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm
                        There is Puja in Kolkata today. Shop shut down Dear Twitteratti, Stop barking like Dogs. Puja is part of Kolkata lives. What helps you except gaining attention of Media. How You celebrate PUJA today in Kolkata today when shops closed? Be careful in launching attacks on common citizen. Do you know the value of human life encircling festivals?
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                          sagar
                          Nov 9, 2016 at 12:44 pm
                          Twitteratis stop gathering media attention. India has many festivals to celebrate. No insult to festival and Pujas that are equivalent to Durga Puja.
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                            Raj
                            Nov 9, 2016 at 9:12 am
                            She is worried for her Terrorist who are engaged in making fake currency in Malda and she has won all her election using that money. She should be arrested for misguiding People. The Bangladeshi terrorist will have no job except making crude petrol boms. Ha ha ha
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                              Yadubhanu
                              Nov 11, 2016 at 10:21 am
                              What Crazywal eats his mouth u tells. It is FILTH.lt;br/gt;Barking B is no exception. The Nation's buffoon GFN RaGa is well kniwn for his dynastic arrogance. Long live the three stooges. Behind bars after some time~
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