Taking a strong stand against the criticism of frequent changes in rules post demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that those who cannot endorse corruption and black money openly are relentlessly finding fault with his government.
Not only this, he also vowed to take forward the fight by implementing a strong law against benami (unnamed) properties.
“I assure you this is just the beginning in our fight against corruption. We have to win this war. There is no question of stopping... there is no question of retreat,” said Modi.
Modi has been under sharp attack from Opposition over demonetisation and its aftermath. In his last monthly address this year in his 'Mann ki Baat' programme, PM Modi defended the changes in the rules related to deposits and withdrawals, citing them to be lessening the woes of people.
Modi said “being a sensitive government, it amends rules as required, keeping the convenience of the people as its foremost consideration, so that citizens are not subjected to hardships”. At the same time, it has to come out with antidotes against new tactics of the "murky enterprise of perfidy and corruption.
Refuting all allegations of exemptions and concessions to political parties, Modi said that all are equal before law and they have to abide by it.
PM also criticised the Opposition for Parliament paralysis owing to demonetisation protests. Modi stressed on the Benami Property law that came into being in 1988, but neither its rules were framed, nor was it notified and laid dormant for years.
“We have retrieved it and turned it into an incisive law against 'Benami Property'. In the coming days, this law will also become operational. For the benefit of the nation, for the benefit of the people, whatever needs to be done will be accorded our top priority,” he said.
With Inputs from PTI