"It is not a prestige issue for us...We need to change the law of 2013 for the development of the country, especially the villages," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here while replying to questions over the controversial Land Ordinance.

They had brought nine amendments to their original bill and were still willing to sit with opposition parties who were objecting to the bill he added.

If Opposition had any suggestions which would be beneficial for the country, they were ready to discuss. The Opposition should be given up its adamant attitude. It would be good for the country he cited.

His comment came a day after the government decided to prorogue Rajya Sabha where the Land Acquisition Bill is stuck and re-promulgate Ordinance on the same as the earlier one lapses on April 5.

The Budget session of Parliament is currently in a month-long recess since March 20 and will re-convene on April 20.

Under the Constitution, at least one of the Houses has to be prorogued for government to issue an Ordinance.

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