Demonetization has resulted in many shocking incidents and one of them took place just recently when the farmers of a small and distant village in MP got some unique notes of Rs. 2,000 and that too, from a bank. There was no image of Mahatama Gandhi on these notes which is, needless to say, one of the most important features of Indian currency.
This incident took place on Tuesday, in Bicchugavdi village which is situated in Sheopur district.
Sheopur (Madhya Pradesh): Farmer receives Rs 2000 notes from SBI Bank without Mahatma Gandhi's image pic.twitter.com/To8yiFIFxq
— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2017
As per a report published in TOI, a local farmer, Krishna Meena, got these faulty currency notes from a branch of State Bank of India and when he tried to make a transaction using these notes in the market, he was alarmed by another farmer who also had such faulty notes. They went back to the bank thinking that the notes were fake; the bank employees told them that the notes were ‘genuine’ but faulty due to printing error. As per NewsX, the faulty notes were taken back by the bank.
It is not fake currency, it is a misprint; sent it for probe: RK Jain, SBI officer on Rs 2000 notes without Mahatma Gandhi's image pic.twitter.com/PiXAlMI5vP
— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2017
Later on, it was found that these notes had been printed at Bank Note Press which is situated in Dewas, MP.
Soon, Twitterati also started expressing their opinion over the matter and here are some selected tweets:
Sounds genuine actually 😉
looks like Gandhiji got fed up of all the chaos and walked off the note
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) January 5, 2017
A product of Jumlebaazi:
Jumlebazzi ka product hai @ANI_news … Aisa hi milega… No guarantee…
— Not Feeling Great (@VAvinash) January 5, 2017
Gandhi is on the way to the new era Dandi march…
@HoeZaay let's excuse Gandhi, he maybe on his way to the new era Dandi march. Next great civil disobedience movement. 😄
— Rohit D Kriplani (@rdkriplani) January 5, 2017
Gandhi didn’t like pink… wants #HariPatti..
Man mein hai vishwaas.. 😀
Dho gante ka break tha yaar..vapas ayega bapu…😅😅
— Stay Strong (@vinodm_85) January 5, 2017
A jibe at PM Modi & #demonetization:
— Ashish Khare (@ashish_khare) January 5, 2017
This was the main aim of demonetization… now slowly they want to erase gandhian history..from here they started new debate to do
— Syed khusroo pasha (@KhusrooPasha) January 5, 2017
wont be surprised if Godse appears in Gandhi's place. This govt is nothing but a bunch of incompetent idiots who got lucky!
— Animesh Chaturvedi (@animesh1804) January 5, 2017
@Abinash_2K Worst. Irrevesible lapse. Notebandi ke chakkar me quality gir gayi.It nevr happened earlier in history.Wht is so hurry
— Rajesh Sinha (@Twitting_Truth) January 5, 2017
check if these notes have Lotus on other side
— abhilash (@abhilash_rout) January 5, 2017
Twitter never fails to recall Rahul Gandhi:
This what happens when you keep gandhi next to rahul. Shame
— Mogambo ✪ ❄️ (@UberHandle) January 5, 2017
Just to recall, RBI had already accepted the fact that there were some printing mistakes in the newly issued notes of Rs. 500 because of which two versions are in circulation, however both of them are valid.