Highlights of BJP manifesto 2014

BJP released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

New Delhi | Updated: April 7, 2014 1:57 pm

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Here are the highlights:

# 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 Article 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 people’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.

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