Speaking to reporters on completion of one year of the Narendra Modi-led government, the Minister said, "A very important highlight of the government has been to give a corruption-free administration to the country. The common man has been freed from political corruption. We have done it in one year."

Jaitley also expressed the government's commitment to GST and the Land Acquisition Bill, besides promising more funds for rural development and infrastructure. The economy is growing at 7.5-8 percent, he said, adding that there is a restlessness to grow even faster which is the real potential of the country.

"One year back, there was an environment of pessimism... there was general environment of gloom. In its place, an environment of enthusiasm has been created," he claimed, adding that decisiveness even in the face of obstructions has been the hallmark of the Modi government.

Jaitley added the government has been able to provide a transparent system of governance through a host of initiatives such as auction of natural resources like coal and spectrum.

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