Modi government's move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes received as much applause as flak from people. While the intent has been appreciated, inconveniences caused to the public has left many angry. Fueling the anger, many political parties have demanded that the move be rolled back.
Social media has been abuzz with everything related to demonetisation and Prime Minister Modi from November 8 when the government's decision was made public. While some use it to disseminate information and others to highlight its fallout, positive or negative, some are engaging in a tug of war.
Taking a cue from American citizens' Twitter campaign over opposition to President Elect Donald Trump, Twitterati in India used #NotMyPM to convey their opposition to the PM's decision to demonetise high value notes. The hashtag trended all evening on Sunday. Netizens expressed displeasure over reports of inconveniences, including deaths, as a fallout of rush for cash while others chided the PM for his speech in Goa and Belagavi.
Things took a U turn on Monday with Modi supporters taking Twitter by storm with #IAmWithModi. The hashtag continued to trend through the day with netizens praising the move and the man behind it. Despite people using #NotMyPM on Monday as well, #IAmWithModi attracted more tweets dominating trends through the day