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On April Fool's Day, Congress Releases Spoof Manifesto For BJP

The parody version of the manifesto is titled "Ek Bharat, Berozgaar Bharat".
A file image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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A file image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In the midst of feverish campaigning ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress leapt at the opportunity to mock the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April Fool’s Day.

It released a spoof version of a BJP manifesto for the election, titled “Ek Bharat, Berozgaar Bharat”. The parody manifesto calls the BJP the “Bharatiya Jumla Party”.

The promises include “specially appointed spokespersons to dismiss concerns and pass the blame on Nehru” and the “use of WhatsApp to disseminate news to citizens”.

In education, the parody manifesto says “degrees to be made redundant” and “feku-isms to be a compulsory course”.

For demonetisation, the spoof document says, “every 2 years, old noted banned; new notes introduced in ‘attractive’ colours with blogs on ‘reaons’ updating every week.”

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