BJP manifesto: Salient points

New Delhi, April 7: The BJP manifesto released Monday talks about building 100 new cities, setting up a price stabilisation fund, evolving a single national agricultural market and raising public spending on education to six percent of the gross domestic product.

Here are some salient points of the manifesto.

- ‘National Health Assurance Mission’ to provide universal healthcare, which is accessible and affordable.

- Set up AIIMS-like institution in every state.

- Set up a task force to bring back black money.

- Meet aspirations of “neo middle class” — those who had risen from the category of poor but are yet to stabilise in the middle class.

- Roll out low-cost housing programme to give every family a “pucca house” by the time country completes 75 years of Independence.

- Set up a Team India initiative, which will include the prime minister and chief ministers as equal partners.

- Rationalise and simplify tax regime.

- Initiate a national e-governance plan to cover every government office from the centre to panchayats. “E-Gram, Vishwa Gram” scheme of Gujarat to be implemented all over country.

- Initiate mission mode project to create 50 tourist circuits that are affordable.

- Create an ecosystem for multi-country and inter-disciplinary collaborative research.

- Create national system of innovation.

- Explore all possibilities within the framework of the constitution for construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

- Full-fledged programme for rural rejuvenation.

- Expedite work on freight and industrial corridors, set up gas grids, national optical-fibre network up to village level.

- Set up agri rail network.

- Foreign Direct Investment will be allowed in sectors needed for jobs but not in multi-brand retail.