Narendra Modi promises to bring law against ‘benami’ properties soon

Photo of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appreciated public for their support in exposing the wrong-doings of the corrupt post-demonetisation and promised to bring law to deal with ‘benami’ properties as part of the government’s crusade against corruption.

Modi said in his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address, “You are possibly aware of a law about Benami property in our country which came into being in 1988, but neither were its rules ever framed, nor was it notified. It just lay dormant.”

He said, “We have retrieved it and turned it into an incisive law against Benami property. In the coming days, this law will also become operational.”

The Prime Minister also spoke about some who are devising “newer wily ways and means” to counter the government’s fight against corruption.

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Defending the frequent changes in rules after demonetisation, he said: “The government, being a sensitive government, amends rules as required, keeping the convenience of the people as its foremost consideration, so that citizens are not subjected to hardships.

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