New Delhi: The Congress party mocked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on April Fool’s Day by releasing a parody version of the saffron party’s manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress on its Twitter handle wrote: “BREAKING:
@BJP4India has launched its Manifesto.”
The Congress has also shared a link with the post. In another subsequent post, party wrote, “They really have put in a lot of thought. Take a closer look. #ModiMatBanao. ”
— Congress (@INCIndia) April 1, 2019
The spoof manifesto has been titled as ‘Ek Bharat, Berozgaar Bharat’ ‘chowkidar chor hai’ and the saffron party’s ‘lotus’ symbol is inverted and the party’s name has been changed to ’Bharatiya Jumla Party’.
The promises made by the spoof manifesto include the appointment of spokespersons to ‘dismiss concerns and pass the blame on Nehru’, and use of WhatsApp to distribute news.
In the spoof documents, the Congress took a taunt at BJP’s promises of employment, fighting corruption, Make in India initiative, education and health, media regulations and information dissemination and demonetisation.