Lucknow: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sudden announcement of banning Indian currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 which has created panic among the people to run towards bank to exchange their demonetised notes, now it’s a turn of salt as some people has spread rumors that salt is going to get costlier by Rs 200 and up to Rs 300 per Kilogram.
This fake news got spread so much throughout the Uttar Pradesh that panicked people have started purchasing slat in huge quantities.
The panicked shopkeepers have closed their shops following the spread of the rumor.
To tackle this rumor among the people in the Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said there was no shortage of salt. He further urged people not to pay attention to rumors.
Also, an announcement in this regards was made from district administration side to stop people getting panic from the fear of increasing in the salt price.
The rumor about the fake increase in the salt price spread like a jungle fire in many districts of the Uttar Pradesh.