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I am confused if Mayawati is 'he or she', says BJP spokesperson Shaina NC

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: November 24, 2014 | Updated on: Invalid date

Social activists slammed Shaina NC, calling her statement ‘anti-women and shameful’

BJP spokesperson Shaina NC and BSP chief Mayawati (Photo: DC/PTI)

BJP spokesperson Shaina NC and BSP chief Mayawati (Photo: DC/PTI)

New Delhi: BJP spokesperson Shaina NC took 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.

Social activists condemned Shaina NC’s unwarranted comment against Mayawati, saying her statement is anti-women and shameful.

"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.

"This is a deeply condemnable statement, it's shocking that someone who is a spokesperson of a ruling establishment, of the ruling party in this country and a woman herself is giving such statements. This kind of statement is specially ridiculous and shocking," she added.

Meanwhile, National Federation of Indian Women general secretary Annie Raja said, "Shaina needs to talk about Mayawati's political work not about her gender. Making such statement is insulting, unnecessary."

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