Modi defends frequent tweaking of norms


“I assure you that this is not the end. This is just the beginning in our fight against corruption. We have to win this war against corruption and black money. There is no question of stopping or going back in this fight,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address on December 25.

 While defending the government’s decision of currency ban Modi took a dig at opposition, which has been highly critical of the whole demonitisation process.

“People who cannot endorse corruption and black money openly resort to finding fault with the government relentlessly,” said Modi while dismissing criticism of frequent tweaking of norms.

 “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,” he said while emphasising that the government works on feedback and the changes have been done to reduce people’s problems.

The Prime Minister also talked about the benami property law, that came into being in 1988, and which 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.