Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on November 8, 2016, announced demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes, in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur a different demonetisation has been declared.
A group of beggars in Rampur has decided not to accept the one rupee coin anymore because they are unhappy with its small size.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, now we demonetise the one rupee coin as its size is similar to 50 paise coin,” Shukra Mani, a beggar said.
The beggars have alleged that even the shopkeepers and rickshaw pullers do not accept these coins from them because of their smaller size.
Now, as they say, size does matter, at least for a few!
(With PTI inputs)