Just when a sizeable portion of the Indian populace was following the initial stirrings in the very crucial United States presidential elections – Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton – Prime Minister Narendra Modi suddenly appeared on television screens and announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will no longer be legal.
Yes, this happened last evening around 8pm when many had already reached home from work but had to rush to ATM machines to take out money because – quite possibly – not only was a chunk of the money (Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes) you had suddenly meant nothing, but also because banks and ATMs are closed today. The move that came as an action against black money existing in the country changed the talking point within minutes.
Social media, where US elections were trending all day yesterday on Indian Twitter time-lines, suddenly saw the the meteoric rise of ‘Rs 500 and Rs 1000’ as a trend on the micro-blogging site. So much so, that people almost forgot what’s happening in the US. Many even joked about how Modi stole the thunder. “I think Modi got tired with all the attention US elections were getting. He was like ‘uff aaj kuch toofani karte hai’,” wrote a user. “Entire India – Who is winning US elections? We need to discuss about this from now till they announce the results..Modi – Haha not anymore,” wrote another.
Check out how tweeple thought Modi stole the attention away from the US elections.
US Elections were playing like Gambhir in 2011 World Cup. When No one predicted Modi ( Dhoni ) Came and Smashed Six to win it for India.. 😎
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) November 8, 2016
Modi continues to be d biggest Publicity seeker in World, he just stole the Limelight from US Elections.
😆😆😆Master Stroke of Modi. NAMO NAMO
— Dr. Seetesh PANDE (@SeeteshPande) November 8, 2016
What’s happening to US elections? But seriously, who cares after Modi’s speech!
— Vasu (@vasudevan_k) November 8, 2016
#BlackMoney I think Modi got tired with all the attention US elections were getting. He was like ‘uff aaj kuch toofani karte hai’
— Gaurav Kulkarni (@9auravk) November 8, 2016
US elections created hype for months and then Modi walked in. Stole limelight like a boss! 😎 #BlackMoney
— Sehar Akram (@seharakram) November 8, 2016
Thanks to Modi ji, suddenly all Indians have lost their interest in the US elections.
— Gabru Tippler (@MrTippler) November 8, 2016
What a way to destroy the hype of the US Elections. Modi you legend!
— Shravan Manghani (@Mangha7) November 8, 2016
Entire India – Who is winning US elections? We need to discuss about this from now till they announce the results..
Modi – Haha not anymore.
— Comedian Praveen (@Funny_Leone) November 8, 2016
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