Ensure benami properties law won't hit common man: Shiv Sena

On Sunday, Modi had said the government will soon operationalise a strong law to effectively deal with �benami� properties besides the war against corruption and black money.

Ensure benami properties law won

Shiv Sena demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that the proposed law against ‘benami’ properties would not hit the common man as hard as the note ban policy.

On Sunday, Modi had said the government will soon operationalise a strong law to effectively deal with ‘benami’ properties besides the war against corruption and black money.

“Modi launched a surgical strike against black money to weed out money stashed abroad. But the truth is, not a single penny has been recovered. The rich of the country have incurred not even a dime’s loss after the demonetisation, whereas the common man has been harried,” Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ editorial said.


“Now what is the government’s plan against benami properties? We hope that the middle-class citizens are not crushed under the harsh steps taken by the government as did happen after demonetisation. Hope that the real benami property holders do not legalise their properties while the common man is stripped naked,” the ruling alliance partner said.

The editorial also said the steps taken against the rich and black money holders, in fact, had an adverse effect on the common people.

“It seems that laws are only meant to safeguard the rich while the poor get crushed under them,” it further said.

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