"There is no question of going back on the Land Bill... Whatever is in the interests of the nation will be done forcefully," the Road Transport Minister told reporters in an interview. Gadkari said the government has been speaking to Opposition parties to get their support in Rajya Sabha, where NDA lacks in numbers.

He was asked how the government would cobble up numbers in Rajya Sabha for the passage of the Bill. To a question if the government was willing to bring in more amendments to accommodate Opposition, he noted that nine of them have already been brought in and the government is open to "good" suggestions.

"If the amendments are good, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi, our government will accept," he added. Gadkari, however, made it clear the government is committed to pressing ahead with the legislation in Parliament irrespective of the stand of the Opposition parties.

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