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The deeply misogynistic and anti-women jibe of Shaina NC against Mayawati
An Urdu couplet goes – "Bak raha hoon junun men kiya kiya kuch, Kuch na samjhe Khuda kare koi." I'm gibbering discordant outbursts of insanity and let none should comprehend that - Oh My God!

And this seems to explain the high time as BJP spokesperson Shaina NC takes a jibe at Mayawati saying that she is confused whether the BSP chief is 'he' or 'she'. She made the remarks while participating in Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) event at Jaipur.

Shaina Nana Chudasama is originally an Indian fashion designer turned politician, and a social worker. She is the daughter of the former Sheriff of Mumbai Nana Chudasma and Munira Chudasama Her father was a Hindu Rajput and her mother is from a Dawoodi Bohri Muslim family. Her sister is married to a Muslim man while she is married to a Marwari Jain. No personal comments here but being part of a multi-religious family and community she was expected to be a broad-minded and liberal human being. She is in the BJP and that is an interesting subject of study of human behaviour.

She wanted to be a lawyer when she was in college but she was also attracted to fashion designing, Shaina NC is known in the Indian fashion industry as the 'Queen of Drapes' for draping a sari in fifty-four different ways. Shaina runs the boutique named 'Golden Thimble Boutique' which was set up by her mother at Kala Ghoda, Colaba in upmarket area of Mumbai. It is one of the oldest boutiques in Mumbai. Her father is dead and we need not recall what he used to comment about Gujarat 2002 riots. It is all preserved in national achieves.

"Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat."……Adolf Hitler

The BJP stalwarts are losing the grip over situation after the SP – BSP Gathbandhan. No matter what they say in public, they know that the ship is sailing out for the Saffron Brigade in the next general election. They are realising that and every day new attractive promises and absurd statements of its leaders are indicative of what is cooking in their mind. Shania NC's latest howler about the status of Mayawati is the tip of that melting nervous iceberg.

On 14 September 2004, Shaina had joined the BJP and contested Maharashtra State Assembly election against Baba Siddique of the INC for the seat of Bandra but lost. She was appointed BJP's spokesperson for the city of Mumbai in February 2007and became BJP's spokesperson for the Maharashtra state in 2008. As a female politician, she is projected as the young, urbane, and women-friendly face of the BJP in television debates. When asked why she chose BJP, Shaina had enlightened, "Why not the BJP? It is the most progressive party and also secular in accepting me."

After Sabrimala Fiasco in implementing the Supreme Court decision and Tamil Nadu's Bull Fight Controversy, the thin veneer that BJP could have possibly sported and enjoyed is torn apart. It has nothing to do with progress – it's all about religious fanaticism.

Shaina NC has been a staunch supporter of the 'Women's Reservation Bill' which proposes 33% reserved seats for women in the all 'State Legislative Assemblies' and 'Parliament'. We all know that it is a non-mover, non-starter and non-shaker. However, to pull the wool over the public eyes she used to say that this is not enough and is sheer tokenism. She declares that when more women are in power in government, they will prove their ability and potential.

In context of her advocacy of Women Right and her contradictory jibe at Bahen Mayawati, someone has rightly pointed out - "This is deeply misogynistic and anti-women statement because it actually implies that a woman who is powerful, a woman who heads her own party, a woman who doesn't wear 'sarees or binidis' or walks and talks in a way that doesn't confirm to gender stereotypes is somehow not womanly enough," said All India Progressive Women's Association (AIPWA) Secretary Kavita Krishnan.

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