Addressing a press conference to highlight the achievements of Narendra Modi government in its first year, Jaitley termed the Land and GST Bills as government's top priorities for the coming year, saying "decisiveness even in the face of obstructionism is the hallmark" of this regime.

He accused the Congress, which has opposed the Land Bill, of obstructing India's journey to 10 percent growth by positioning itself against government's pro-growth and developmental initiatives and asked the principal opposition party to reconsider its position.

"No political party has a right to say I will not allow it to be passed. They have a right to vote against it. And when a political party says I will vote against it, the numbers will eventually decide whether it will be passed or not. And I think the numbers are very clear," Finance Minister added.
Hinting at the support of regional parties for the passage of crucial bills in Parliament, he asserted central government's attitude towards states in "empowering and enriching" them has made a clear political impact.

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