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‘Gandhi missing’ on Rs 2,000 ‘original’ notes, Twitter turns it into a meme

The missing portrait of Mahatma Gandhi from some Rs. 2,000 currency notes issued in Madhya Pradesh created a ruckus in Sheopur district. {twitter:twitter.com/ANI_news/status/816868703144800256} A farmer in Sheopur was shocked to receive Rs. 2,000 cur
India TV News Desk New Delhi January 05, 2017 16:13 IST
India TV News Desk

The missing portrait of Mahatma Gandhi from some Rs. 2,000 currency notes issued in Madhya Pradesh created a ruckus in Sheopur district.

A farmer in Sheopur was shocked to receive Rs. 2,000 currency notes without the image of Mahatma Gandhi from a branch of a public sector bank.

Laxman Meena, a farmer from Bichchhugawadi village, reportedly received three notes of Rs. 2,000 when he withdrew money from the bank’s branch at Baroda town in Sheopur.

“I was given three notes of Rs. 2,000 on withdrawal from my account on Tuesday (January 3). I later found that there was no image of Mahatma Gandhi on those,” Meena told PTI  over phone on Thursday.

“I was in the market when I discovered that there was no picture of Mahatma Gandhi on the notes. I then went to the bank and and showed it to the manager,” he said.

Meena said the branch manager told him to deposit those notes.

“Initially, the manger told me that I must have examined the notes on receiving them. Later, he, however, told me to deposit the notes and get them replaced,” the farmer said.

The bank manager also clarified to him that the currency was genuine and there might have been a printing error.

Meena said the bank replaced the notes yesterday.

Today, as news of the ‘missing Gandhi’ hit headlines, Twitter couldn’t help but look at the funny side of it.

Here is how Twitter reacted on the complete incident:

(With inputs from PTI)