MJ Akbar #MeToo allegations: Union Minister MJ Akbar on Sunday called the #MeToo allegations as baseless and lies that don’t have legs. Denying them altogether Minister of State of External Affairs said that he will take legal action. Speaking to a wire service, MJ Akbar said that accusations without any evidence have become a viral among some sections.

Hinting towards a political propaganda, MJ Akbar asked why these allegations cropped up before Lok Sabha elections and said that these false and baseless allegations have caused irreparable damage to his reputation.

Earlier there were reports that MJ Akbar has resigned from Council of Ministers. MJ Akbar sent his resignation through mail, the reports further claimed. Earlier today, MJ Akbar, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs who arrived in India today morning, refrained from speaking on sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him while saying that he will issue a statement on the matter later on. MJ Akbar returned to India from his foreign trip amid a flurry of sexual allegations.

The #MeToo campaign has taken over the media industry and has gathered momentum with each passing day as women are finally speaking about the sexual harassment in public. So far, at least 10 women journalists have accused junior of Sushma Swaraj of sexual misconduct. Recently a girl also stated that she was sexually harassed by MJ Akbar while she was an intern. At the Delhi airport, he refrained from speaking on sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him while saying that he will issue a statement on the matter later on.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may take a call on minister’s fate after he explains his position on serious charges levelled against him. BJP president Amit Shah recently said #MeToo charges against MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar will be probed. He said the veracity of the allegations against the minister would need to be checked as well.

Opposition parties including Congress, AIMIM have demanded the resignation of MJ Akbar saying that either he should give a satisfactory reply on serious charges levelled against him by several women journalist or he should resign.

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MJ Akbar's full statement


MJ Akbar not to resign over #MeToo allegations

These false, baseless and wild allegations have caused irreparable damage to my reputation and goodwill, said MJ Akbar in a detailed statement. He further asked why these allegations were levelled before general elections, casting a doubt over the entire movement as a political propaganda.

MJ Akbar to take legal action

Denying the sexual harassment accusations, Minister of State of External Affairs said that these accusations are without any evidence and are baseless.

MJ Akbar won't resign over sexual harassment charges

Earlier, Minister of External Affairs MJ Akbar was expected to meet Sushma Swaraj and issue a statement, now as per reports coming in, he's not going resign and may seek legal action

MJ Akbar to meet Sushma Swaraj today

Minister of External Affairs MJ Akbar is expected to meet Sushma Swaraj later today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may take a final call on his resignation after he explains his position on serious allegations levelled against him.

MJ Akbar to issue statement soon

Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar will soon issue a statement on #MeToo allegations made against him. So far, 11 women journalists have alleged sexual harassment at the hands of former editor in several organisations.

#MeToo campaign gathers momentum

The #MeToo campaign has taken over the media industry and gathered momentum with each passing day as women are finally speaking about the sexual harassment in public.

MJ Akbar resigns

Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women journalist, has resigned from Union Council of Ministers, reports claimed.

Subramanian Swamy on #MeToo charges

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy while reacting on allegations against MJ Akbar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should speak on this as not one but several women have levelled charges against Minister of State for External Affairs.

Amit Shah on #MeToo allegations

BJP president Amit Shah recently said #MeToo allegations against MoS External Affairs will be probed. Under the ongoing #MeToo campaign, several women have levelled charges of sexual misconduct against MoS External Affairs.

#MeToo allegations against MJ Akbar

So far, at least 10 women journalists have accused junior of Sushma Swaraj of sexual misconduct. Recently a girl also stated that she was sexually harassed by MJ Akbar while she was an intern.

MJ Akbar returns to India

Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar returned to India on Sunday amid accusations of sexual harassment against him. At the airport, he refrained to speak on allegations levelled against him and said there will be a statement later on the matter later on. 

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