New Delhi: Shiv Sena – an ally of BJP – called for the sacking of Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar n the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him. The Congress as well as the Left parties have also demanded his resignation.
Shiv Sena was also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that a PM who speaks of Mumbai rains during ‘Mann ki Baat’ stays silent on issues related to women’s safety.
Also, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) asked for the immediate resignation of MJ Akbar. TDP MP CM Ramesh that his (MJ Akbar) conduct not good in public life, Narendra Modi needs to speak on issues other than what suits him. If Akbar is not made to resign we will take this up in upcoming Parliament session.
At least six women have alleged sexual harassment at the hands of the minister during his time as editor in several media organisations. Akbar hasn’t responded allegations. He is the first political public figure to feature in the growing list of men – so far largely from the media, film and entertainment – named in India’s own #MeToo movement that is gathering momentum since it broke on social media last week. Currently, MJ Akbar is on a visit to Nigeria with a trade delegation with MEA Sushma Swaraj. Source: oneindia