The following are the highlights of the common minimum programme (CMP) released by the PDP and the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday:
* To meet the political and economic objectives of the alliance, it is important to create an environment of peace, certainty and stability within which development can be engendered.
* The government will be transformed into a ‘smart government’ which will be pro-active, transparent and accountable.
* It shall be the mission of the government to be the most ethical state in the country from the present day position of being the most corrupt state.
* The overall economic policy will align the economic structure of Jammu and Kashmir with its own resources, skills and society.
* The government will ensure genuine autonomy of institutions of probity which include the state accountability commission, vigilance commission, which will be re-designated as transparency commission and an organisation which deals with the Right to Information Act.
* Following the principles of “Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamhooriyat” of the earlier NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the state government will facilitate and help initiate a sustained and meaningful dialogue with all internal stakeholders which include political groups irrespective of their ideological views and predilections.
The dialogue will seek to build a broad based consensus on resolution of all outstanding issues of the state.
* The government will examine the need for de-notifying disturbed areas which will as a consequence enable the union government to take a final view on the continuation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in these areas.
* All the land other than those given to the security forces on the basis of lease, licenses and acquisition under the provision of the land acquisition act shall be returned to the rightful owners except in a situation where retaining the land is absolutely imperative in view of a specific security requirement.
* The government will work out a one-time settlement for refugees from Pakistan occupied Kashmir of 1947, 1965 and 1971.
* The government will take measures for sustenance and livelihood of the West Pakistan refugees.
* It will extend all benefits accruing to the people living on the Line of Control (LoC) to the people living on the international border.
* It will secure a share in the profits of NHPC emanating from Jammu and Kashmir’s waters to the state government.
* It will reverse all royalty agreements with NHPC.