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When Narendra Modi trumped US elections on November 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi decared that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes stand abolished.

By: Trends Desk | Published:November 9, 2016 1:05 pm
Didn't Narendra Modi steal the limelight yesterday? Didn’t Narendra Modi steal the limelight yesterday?

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.

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