At a time when the entire Northeast is plagued by crime against women including trafficking, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) committed a major goof-up in the party manifesto released in New Delhi on Monday.
In the major goof up, the BJP manifesto reads that the party’s government has made strict provisions ‘for transferring the laws in order to commit crimes’ against women, instead of checking crimes against women under its chapter on Women Empowerment.
“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… ,” read the party manifesto, ‘Sankalpit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat’ whose copies were distributed to all the states including the north-eastern states after its release at the BJP headquarters.
The BJP manifesto had another mistake in the same chapter under the subtitle ‘Ensuring a dignified life for women’ where it promised time-bound investigation and ‘trail’ for rape instead of ‘trial’ for rape.
However, the soft copy of the manifesto available on the party website did not contain these mistakes.