"We are in continuous consultation with our colleagues in Parliament. Our hope very much is that we will be able to get GST passed. Whatever reasonable suggestions are made from our colleague in Opposition, we are absolutely willing to consider it," he said at an event here.

As far as the additional 1 percent tax in the Goods and Services Tax regime is concerned, he said there have been many opinions voiced on the issue. It has become a key point in the debate on GST.

"We have to find a solution that is acceptable to all stakeholders... We have to find some common ground for everyone," he cited.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu claimed yesterday that of the total 32 parties represented at the all-party meet, 30 were in favour of the legislation and wanted its early passage.

GST, which will subsume more than a dozen state levies to create a single market, is to be implemented from April 1, 2016. A Constitution Amendment Bill could not go through the Rajya Sabha in the last session of Parliament due to Opposition from Congress.

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