Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh took a fresh dig at BSP supremo Mayawati, equating her to a "dog" and called her a "coward woman."
Addressing a meeting in Manipuri, he said Mayawati was "like a dog that chases speeding cars on roads, but steps back as and when the vehicle stops."
He retracted his statements later saying he meant that "she calls us dogs."
Women in politics and casual sexism
While women in general are faced with discrimination across the world, sexism in politics is a mere reflection of it .
If we look at the narrative of sexism in politics, it has been in existence for a long time in India.
Former PM Indira Gandhi at one time was described as 'goongi gudiya'. The same term was also used for Mamata Banerjee.
Racial slur against Sonia Gandhi
BJP's Giriraj Singh, while talking about Sonia Gandhi, questioned "whether her 'white skin' was the reason she secured the top job in Congress."
He tendered an apology later.
In another case of undermining women's abilities, Sushil Kumar Shinde told Jaya Bachchan who was mediating a Rajya Sabha discussion on the Assam violence, "it was a serious matter and not the subject of a film."
Attack on Gul Panag
In 2014, Academician and writer Madhu Kishwar took a dig at AAP member Gul Panag when she tweeted in bad taste, "Gul Panag is cute but not politically astute."
Smriti Irani, a frequently attacked minister
Smriti Irani had been a regular target of derogatory comments in the recent times.