Speaking at an event here, Jaitley said if the number of parties which supported the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in Lok Sabha are tallied, the government has 'two-third' majority support in Rajya Sabha as well.
"The Congress party says -- I will only shout down... I would like to see it being implemented by April 1, but if this kind of obstructionism remains, perhaps the Congress party will succeed in hurting Indian economy and derail the GST for sometime”, Jaitley said.
"But now GST is almost a fortified agenda. The objections being raised I don't see much substance in them. So I don't  see much time before this is passed," he added.
The Constitution Amendment Bill for roll out of GST has been passed in Lok Sabha, but is yet to be approved by Rajya Sabha where the ruling BJP does not enjoy majority of its own.
The Finance Minister also said the composition of Upper House would change after the next bi-annual election in April in favour of the ruling alliance.


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