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Politics of nudity by actresses
Actress Meghna Patel who had acted in 'Kahaani Chandrakanta Ki' went nude to support BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. She posed with the BJP’s lotus symbol and flower petals around her. In one of them, she is nearly nude with a placard reading ‘vote for Narendra Modi’ covering her upper body parts. In the other, her lower body part was covered with flower petals.

The two largest political parties of India, BJP and Congress are always in a cross and tough competition. So, could their supporters settle for less? The very next day, another model Tanisha Singh stripped off in support of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and posed with placards supporting congress to cover her frontal assets.

BJP Maharashtra Unit has condemned the act saying that they are not in support of such vulgarity and the actress has done this to get two minutes of fame. The voters and supporters are in a mess as this incident is first of its kind when someone stripped off in support of political parties. Earlier model and actress Poonam Pandey has stripped off but in support of Indian Cricket team.

Political parties have been using actor and actresses in their election campaign to woo the voters but please mind it: in full clothes.

Term it as a coincident or planned act, both the incident took place merely a week after the Apex Court of India, giving a contemporary interpretation to 154-year-old Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act of 1968, ruled that "A picture of a nude or semi-nude woman, as such, cannot per se be called obscene unless it has the tendency to arouse the feeling or revealing an overt sexual desire”.

The Supreme Court deserves appreciation for its sensible and broadminded verdict keeping in mind the citizens of contemporary India.

But do the acts committed by the two models were appropriate? Earlier we used to say that politics is corrupt practice and a dirty business. Now, will it be called obscene to? What message these models trying to convey by posing almost nude? Will it help any of the party in general election 2014? The answers may differ or may be same; depending upon person to person and it also depends on morality of the doer and the viewer.

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