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This Twitter Thread Hilariously Nails The Government's Flip Flops On Demonetisation

"Do fasten your seat belts, because we’re in for a bumpy ride."

25/11/2016 1:04 PM IST | Updated 25/11/2016 2:29 PM IST
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Indians takes selfie with new currency notes of 2000 Indian rupee in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise announcement on 8 November, demonetising ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes, the government has amended the rules for the transition process several times. It has extended the timeline for using the old notes, miscalculated how much time it needs to "normalise" the situation, assured people that it would relax the upper limit for exchanging old currency notes and then changed its mind — the list is long and the surprises continue to come.

While the grievances (and even, in some cases, deaths) caused by the government's flip flops are serious, with the elderly and poor disproportionally affected by the move, some have found humour to deal with the situation. Book critic Sanjay Sipahimalani found a perfect analogy to describe people's predicament by comparing it to a series of (increasingly) crazy inflight announcements. Read his Twitter thread below:

Nailed it.

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