BJP manifesto 2019 lays out a number of perks for women, but a blooper saying commit crimes for women is a big embarrassment for the ruling party.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the BJP’s manifesto (‘Sankalp Patra’) in the presence of senior party leaders in Delhi on 8th April 2019. (Photo: Vikram Sinha)
- A glaring error in BJP’s manifesto has left the party embarrassed
- The error was spotted on page 31 of its election manifesto
- BJP released its manifesto earlier in the day in the presence of senior party leaders
The BJP has introduced a number of perks for women in its Lok Sabha election manifesto which was released today by PM Narendra Modi, along with the BJP’s top leadership including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.
The BJP leaders in their speeches said that the BJP manifesto, or Sankalp Patra, was a vision document and “rooted in India’s reality”.
“The manifesto is a vision document of 130 crore people of the country. We approached the people with 300 raths, Mann ki Baat programmes, and social media to consult them over the manifesto,” Rajnath Singh said.
While there are many ambitious plans for women, the BJP in its manifesto seems to have made an embarrassing error while talking about introducing stricter laws for women’s safety.
“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,” the manifesto reads.
It is a blooper of course, but a rather embarrassing one for a “vision document”.