Just when the internet thought that 2016 could not be more meme-worthy, what with the iPhone 7 launch and Pierce Brosnan’s turbulent relationship with Pan Bahar, PM Narendra Modi decided to challenge that. Modi announced that Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes will not be considered legal, effective midnight. There will be new Rs 500 notes and Rs 2000 notes issued in some time. As a bold move against corruption and influx of black money in our economy, the PM has managed to send the country into a collective meltdown caused the internet to, not surprisingly, work overtime.
I have a 500. I have a 1000. Uh! Can't even buy 1 PineapplePen. #BlackMoney— Karthik Kumar (@evamkarthik) November 9, 2016
Pro-tip:— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 8, 2016
Hospitals have to accept Rs 500 and 1000 notes.
So, don't go to the ATM.
Get a disease.
And, go to AIIMS.#BlackMoney
Instead of declaring 500 & 1000 Rs notes illegal, Govt should replace Mahatma Gandhi's photo with Rahul Gandhi's to change valuation to 0.— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) November 8, 2016
2 min silence for those who opted for COD and will be recieving their ordered goods tomorrow. #BlackMoney— Varsha Singh (@varshasinghmcx) November 8, 2016
BMW, Jaguar sales in Gurgaon, Ludhiana will hit the roof tonight.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 8, 2016
Last chance to use #BlackMoney for papa to give beta undeserved swag.
Indians, right now. pic.twitter.com/JkuRBcF7wY— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) November 8, 2016
The only person safe from this #blackmoney move is Bappi Lahiri. He converted all cash in gold.— Anahita Bakshi (@anahitabakshi) November 9, 2016
Achha chalta hoon, duaaon mein yaad rakhna. pic.twitter.com/dyYLCAVy2i— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) November 8, 2016
We have got two words for you: Paytm Karo.— Paytm (@Paytm) November 8, 2016
While there were many (and we’re talking MANY) jokes, a lot of people applauded Modi for TRUMP-ing America in the internet thunder stakes.
We stole your thunder USA!— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) November 8, 2016
Well played Mr Modi... successfully turning black into white in one smooth move #blackmoney