The new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes are here! There are long lines outside banks, with people having starting queueing up from as early as 7 in the morning. And what’s to follow with something new coming in – selfies, of course!
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After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unprecedented announcement on demonetisation, people in India have been struggling with what to do their Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. While the PM declared that the notes will hold no value starting November 9, the banks have started issuing the new Rs 2,000 currency notes this morning (November 10). People on social media have been thinking out loud in the past couple of days about the practicality of the decision and as to how will they conduct basic transactions and buy everyday necessities if all they have is are Rs 500 notes, and none of the lower denominations.
So understandably, the excitement over banks finally (24 hours can seem very long some times) releasing new notes was great, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than with a selfie. Within minutes of the banks opening, people started sharing pictures of the new batch of Rs 2,000 notes, and of course, selfies with them. People’s snaps with the pink-coloured crisp notes are already going viral on the Internet.
The government took a bold step to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to stop corruption, curb the hoarding of black money and other rampant illegal activities. Many have lauded the decision and venerated it as an extension of PM’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative, while others are still confused as to how will introducing Rs 2,000 bring the changes Modi envisages for the country.
While the debate continues, here are the ‘Rs 2,000 snaps’ that are being shared on the Internet now.
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) November 10, 2016
First Rs 2000 note coming out of the ICICI Bank branch in Delhi’s Connaught Place. Prized possession. pic.twitter.com/Uk3ffLC61o
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) November 10, 2016
Kolkata: New currency notes now available at few banks in pic: A customer receives Rs 2000 currency noteswithdrawal) pic.twitter.com/Cn9SLNPFDJ
— RAMESH//ONLYMEGA (@varakalaramesh) November 10, 2016
— Peeyush Khandelwal (@journopk) November 10, 2016
— logical.indian (@logicalindianz) November 10, 2016
Nagpur: People throng banks as it reopens for first time after Govt withdraws Rs 500/1000 notes (in pics:People pose with new Rs 2000 notes) pic.twitter.com/uYjFOaB0JR
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 10, 2016
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