Highlights of the BJP manifesto 2014

Written by PTI | Updated: Apr 8 2014, 03:35am hrs
#The party reiterates its stand to explore all possibilities within framework of Constitution to facilitate construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

#Reiterating its stand on Art 370 and discussing with all stakeholders for abrogation of the Article.

#Ensuring minimisation of black money and setting up of a task force for this purpose.

# Putting in place strict measures and special courts to stop hoarding and black marketing.

#Setting up a Price Stabilisation Fund.

#Unbundling FCI operations into procurement, storage and distribution for greater efficiency.

#Evolving a single National Agriculture Market.

#Promoting and support area specific crops and vegetables linked to food habits of the people.

#Developing high impact domains like labour intensive manufacturing, tourism, and strengthening traditional employment bases of agriculture and allied industry.

#Harnessing opportunities provided by the upgradation of infrastructure and housing.

#Encouraging and empowering youth for self employment and transforming employment exchanges into career centres.

#Eliminating corruption through public awareness, e-governance, rationalisation and simplification of tax regime.

#Harmonising Centre-state relations by evolving model of national development driven by the states.

#Setting up a Team India initiative which will include the PM and CMs as equal partners.

#Ensure fiscal autonomy of states and creation of regional councils of states of common problems and concerns,

#National Development Council and Inter-state Council will be revived and made into active body.

#Involving state governments in promotion of foreign trade and commerce.

#Greater decentralisation through smaller states.

#Special emphasis on improving connectivity in Northeast region.

#Massive infrastructure development in NE region.

#Complete all pending fencing work along the India-Bangladesh and India-Myanmar border.

#Dealing with insurgency with a firm hand.

#BJP to draft a Uniform Civil Code drawing upon the best traditions and harmonising them with the modern times.

#Foreign policy will be guided through pragmatism and doctrines of mutually beneficial and interlocking relationships.

#Launching a massive Clean Rivers Programme with mpeople's participation.

#Pursuing friendly relations with neighbours and at the same time not hesitate from taking strong stand when required.

#Reviving the anti-terror mechanism which has been dismantled by the Congress and putting in place swift and fair trial of terror-related cases.

#Insulate intelligence agencies from political intervention and interference.

#Strengthening DRDO and encourage private sector participation including FDI in selected defence industries.

#Strengthening physical infrastructure with expediting work on freight and industrial corridors.

#Setting up of gas grids and national optical fibre network upto the village level.

#Launching of diamond quadrilateral project of high-speed rail network (Bullet trains).

#Setting up of agri rail network catering to needs of perishable farm products.

#Launching of 50 new tourist circuits for the development of tourism.

#Universalisation of secondary school education and skill development and establishment of national e-library.

#Implementation of national education policy.UGC to be restructured and transformed into higher education commission.

#Ensuring urgent steps for safety of migrant workers and communities from Northeast and other states.

#Pursuing an agenda of equal and rapid development of all three regions of Jammu and Kashmir -- Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

#Return of Kashmiri Pandits to the land of their ancestors with full dignity and security.

#Evolving further the PPP model into a People-Public-Private Partnership (PPPP).

#Strengthening self-governance and empowering Panchayati Raj institutions with a devolution of functionaries and funds.

#Consolidating Gram Sabha institutions, involving people, in policy formation.