Unfazed by the blockage of the GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha by Congress in the recently concluded Parliament session that ended on a bitter note over the Lalit Modi issue, Naidu said government was keen to implement 'the revolutionary and most progressive' GST tax proposal from April 1, 2016.

"...we want to make it operational from April 1. So it is important to get the bill passed at the earliest opportunity so that the state assemblies can ratify the bill. I am confident because the public opinion is strongly in favour of the bill. State after state is asking for it," Naidu added.

He added, "Now there is a broad consensus. All parties are supporting except the Congress for political reasons. I am sure the Opposition will see reason and they will cooperate and we will be able to pass the bill this year itself. Public opinion ultimately prevails."

"As GST requires constitutional amendment, ...all parties must come together," Naidu told reporters here. "Let us see what is going to happen. We are on a positive wicket. We tried our best. They failed the bill and failed the country," he stated, hitting out at the Congress.

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