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Last Updated : Oct 14, 2018 09:47 AM IST | Source: PTI

MJ Akbar returns home, says there will be statement later

There was an indication by the BJP that it is likely to take a clear stand on allegations of sexual harassment against Akbar once he explains his position upon his return

Union Minister MJ Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists, returned on October 14 from a foreign tour.

Replying to a volley of questions from reporters at the airport, the Minister of State for External Affairs said he would issue a statement later.

"There will be a statement later," he said.

Multiple women in the last few days have offered their accounts of alleged sexual harassment by Akbar when he was a journalist as the #MeToo movement swept social media, bringing to fore sordid tales of sexual harassment by influential men in different walks of lives.

There was an indication by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that it is likely to take a clear stand on allegations of sexual harassment against Akbar once he explains his position upon his return.

While the BJP has maintained a studied silence on the matter so far, party sources have said the charges against him are serious, and his continuance as a minister is no longer guaranteed.

A final call will be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the sources said.
First Published on Oct 14, 2018 09:37 am
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