Woman says shopkeeper refuses to accept Rs 2,000 note, users lash out

RBI has said that this step is part of its clean note policy.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently announced the withdrawal of Rs 2,000 notes from circulation, and allowed people to exchange or deposit them in their bank accounts till September 30. It further clarified that the higher denomination notes would continue to be legal tender. Even after the deadline. However, the news created a frenzy and many people rushed to buy goods using the banknote. Several users also pointed out on social media that some petrol pumps and shopkeepers are refusing to accept notes. Meanwhile, a conversation between two friends about the same thing has left the internet laughing. A woman said she got into an argument with a shopkeeper for refusing to accept her bank notes, but the situation immediately turned funny when she explained the reason.

User D took to Twitter to share it. He attached a screenshot of what conversation and wrote, “Ladies and gentlemen, meet my bestie.” Her friend texted her, “Today when she went to buy beautiful looking gourmet the shopkeeper was not accepting my 2k note, I was so irritated that I gave a monologue about it being valid till 30th September, later she said ‘Aapki baat toh’ It’s okay but your note is torn and then I quietly gave it the UPI card. (Today I went to buy beautiful looking Lay’s Gourmet Chips. But the shopkeeper was not accepting the Rs 2,000 note. I was so irritated that I gave a monologue that it is valid till 30th September. Later, the shopkeeper said “You are right”. Saying. But the note is torn.

Since being shared, the post has garnered over 25,000 views and 281 likes on the social media platform.

Several users commented on the post with laughing emojis.

“She’s cute,” said another person.

“Aesthetic looking chip,” said one user.

RBI has asked all banks to immediately stop issuing Rs 2000 notes. The central bank started printing Rs 2,000 notes in November 2016 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised higher denomination notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 overnight.

In a statement, the RBI said, “The purpose of introducing Rs 2,000 notes was served when banknotes of other denominations became available in sufficient quantity. Therefore, the printing of Rs 2,000 notes was discontinued in 2018-19.” “

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