Benami property law soon, warns PM Modi

He emphasised that those opposing the fight against corruption were coming up with �new tactics everyday� to thwart the government�s efforts.

Benami property law soon, warns PM Modi

In his last "Mann ki baat" address for the year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back at the opposition attacks, also warning to bring in benami act soon.

Modi said people who cannot endorse action against corruption and black money were “relentlessly” searching for faults with his government.

He further said that the "anti-benami" property law, “which lay dormant gathering dust”, will soon be operational to take care of those violating its provisions.


The anti-benami law came into being in 1988, but neither the rules were framed nor the law was notified.

“We have retrieved it and turned it into an incisive law against ‘benami’ property. In the coming days, this law will also become operational,” he added.

Addressing the nation, he emphasised that those opposing the fight against corruption were coming up with “new tactics everyday” to thwart the government’s efforts.

“I sincerely assure you that this is in no way going to be a full stop. This is just the beginning. We have to win this battle and the question of feeling exhausted or stopping simply does not arise,” he said.

Prime Minister recalled that he described the demonetisation move as “an extraordinary war” against corruption and black money on the day he announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Modi said he was aware of the problems being faced by the people post-demonetisation.