Modi to counter ‘benami properties’ through Aadhaar linkage

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described Aadhaar as a major “power” to bring about an “irreversible change” in the common man’s life and mentioned that the Unique Identification Number will now be used in cases involving benami properties.

“By linking Aadhaar to Mobile and Jan Dhan, we have created such a system that could not have been imagined few years back.

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“In last three years, with the help of Aadhaar, crores of fake names have been removed from the system. Now it is going to be a big weapon against benami properties,” Modi said while addressing the inaugural session of the Hindustan Times Summit.
He said that the country saw a “behavioural change” after demonetisation, which helped in converting to a “clean and healthy economy”.

“For the first time after Independence the corrupt people are scared of transacting in black money. They are scared of being caught. The black money which was earlier base of parallel economy, has now become part of formal economy,” he said.

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“Such an irreversible change is getting boost from Aadhaar. Aadhaar is such a power through which this government want to ensure rights of poor. It is also playing a big role in providing subsidised ration, scholarships, medicines, pensions and other government subsidies,” he said.