A year has passed since PM Modi announced demonetisation, people are still divided in their opinion.
Demonetisation turned one, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Wednesday where he saluted the nation for supporting the move for a cash less society. “125 crore Indians fought a decisive battle and WON,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I bow to the people of India for steadfastly supporting the several measures taken by the Government to eradicate corruption and black money,” he added.
While it has been a year since demonetisation took effect, opinion, it seems, is still divided.
While Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra posted,
#Demonitisation has helped India deal with many issues-— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) November 7, 2017
From reducing menace of terrorism,naxalism, #BlackMoney to better jobs!#DeMoWins pic.twitter.com/iy96PBLcc6
Another user on the micro blogging site wrote,
Happy Birthday #Demonitisation— Ashu rajput (@erashurajput) November 8, 2017
You bring Indian in formal economy. #ProudOfYou
While one cannot miss the humour in Suresh Alakhprabhu's post where he got all nostalgic for the time when there used to be Rs1000 currency,
मैं उस दौर का हूँ जब हज़ार के नोट चला करते थे.#demonitisation #BlackDay— Suresh Alakhpura (@sureshalakhpura) November 8, 2017
Rajiv Singha puts forward a thoughtful question, pointing out the date twitter uses to increase character limit,
So, on #demonitisation anniversary, Twitter bans #140 and introduces #280character limit. There's something about #8thNov . 🤔— Rajiv Singha (@Singha_Ra) November 8, 2017
And one Geetika Swami is all praises for the Prime Minister,
While opposition will be busy playing anti #Demonitisation tunes ,BJP’s war against black money will continue today & in future.
#VandeMataram #AntiBlackMoneyDay pic.twitter.com/SGPPRuvxhd— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) November 8, 2017
While another user Priti Mali called Manmohan Singh's speech against it an epic failure,
NIA seizes currency worth Rs 36,34,78,500 courtesy #Demonitisation but Manmohan Singh declared it failed. Get well soon sir. #DeMoWins— Priti Mali (@PritiVipulMali) November 7, 2017
However, not all are convinced.
An user who goes by the name Samar, finds certain event suspicious,
NIA Rs 36,34,78,500 in banned notes from J&K 1 year after #Demonitisation. This planted news is even stupider than the Note Ban!— Samar (@Samar_Anarya) November 7, 2017
And Danto from Vasai points out some crunching problems,
To celebrate #Demonitisation early, @IDBI_Bank ATM at Sun City Vasai (W) had a 'No cash' cardboard placed outside it this morning— Danto (@Danto) November 7, 2017
While another user posted,
"Historians of the coming generation, when they will write history about #Demonitisation, they will Write less & Laugh more on PM Narendra Modi".#BJPMoneyLaunderingDay#DemonetisationDisaster@sanjayuvacha— REZAMAHDI (@REZAMAHDI110) November 8, 2017
Sathish Bondolero was more vocal in his opinion,
It has become a sin to be a citizen of India. #Demonitisation and #GST is a complete disaster. @PMOIndia @narendramodi— Sathish Bondolero (@thechennaite) November 8, 2017
And Uday Singh found humour in the move,
One year back@narendramodi said "mitron!!"And then😨😵😂— Uday Singh (@I_udaysingh07) November 8, 2017
Today is Nov. 8th, one year back we faced the bravest step taken by our respected PM as in the face of #demonitisation #Notebandi
And waited for our chance in the queues of ATM but it's still supported by us @BJP4India
Finally, Jayasree Vijayan called it an organised loot,
Organised Loot In Legalised Manner .. @ShashiTharoor
1 Yr Of Black Day Of #Demonitisation pic.twitter.com/guQGTfC2Ww— Jayasree Vijayan (@JayasreeVijayan) November 7, 2017
It was on November 8, 2016, that in a surprise move, PM Modi scrapped Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes overnight calling it a war against black money and corruption.