In a major gaffe, BJP on its manifesto sought votes for enacting laws “to commit crimes against women.”
On page 32 in the section talks about ‘women empowerment’, the manifesto stated: “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 and AAP had a field day following the release of the book, on Twitter.
“At least one point in BJP’s manifesto reflects their true intentions,” tweeted Congress.
— Congress (@INCIndia) April 8, 2019
— Hasiba 🌈 #AbHogaNYAY (@HasibaAmin) April 8, 2019
On a similar tone, AAP wrote: “BJP’s ‘Sankalp’ to ENCOURAGE Crime Against Women. .@BJP4India However hard you might try, your actual intentions will come to light.”
BJP's 'Sankalp' to ENCOURAGE Crime Against Women.
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) April 8, 2019