‘Commit crime against women’: Blooper in BJP’s manifesto gives fodder to opposition

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 April 2019, 10:32 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 45-page manifesto titled 'Sankalpit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat' on Monday. (File Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 45-page manifesto titled 'Sankalpit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat' on Monday. (File Photo: PTI)

Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto - titled 'Sankalpit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat' - for Lok Sabha Elections 2019, political opponents spotted an embarrassing error and started trolling the ruling party on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Among the first to troll was the Congress party who tweeted the error from its official Twitter handle and said, “at least one point in BJP’s Manifesto reflects their true intentions.” 

In the chapter titled ‘Women Empowerment,’ a point states that “We have constituted the Women's Security Division in the Home Ministry, and have made strict provisions for transferring the laws in order to commit crimes against women, in particular in a time-bound investigation and trail for rape."

Congress social media chief Divya Spandana also tweeted a screenshot of the manifesto calling it ‘asli (real) mindset of the BJP’. “The Asli mindset of Modi and the BJP. Don’t get carried away with the Botox pictures you see on hoardings, not the face but the mind matters! (sic)” she said.

Arvin Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party called the error "BJP's 'Sankalp' to ENCOURAGE Crime Against Women".

"BJP's 'Sankalp' to ENCOURAGE Crime Against Women. .@BJP4India However hard you might try, your actual intentions will come to light," AAP wrote on its official handle while sharing the screenshot of the error in the manifesto. 

Soon after that, people started trolling the BJP saying it is busy in finding mistakes in Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s speeches.

“Too busy looking for mistakes in Rahul Gandhi’s speeches, but forgot to proofread their own mistakes,” one Twitter user said.

Twitterati also pointed out some spelling errors, like the sentence where ‘Vidyalayas’ was spelled in two different ways in the same sentence.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 45-page manifesto in the presence of BJP chief Amit Shah and other top leaders of the party, including Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, and Arun Jaitley.

Eyeing another stint in power, the BJP made a string of promises, including expeditious construction of a Ram temple, a firm hand in dealing with terrorism and doubling farmers income in the next three years.

First Published: Monday, April 08, 2019 10:27 PM
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