MJ Akbar may resign over MeToo allegations


New Delhi, October 11: Union Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar may resign in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against him.
Sources in the government and the party have said that MJ Akbar may step down till his name is cleared in the cases of sexual harassment.
Sources said that the decision may be presented as “party’s call” by the BJP leadership. The resignation of MJ Akbar is expected once he returns from his foreign trip. The minister was in Nigeria.
MJ Akbar may resign citing “personal” reasons for his decision to step down, the BJP sources said. Seven women have accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct. All incidents are said to have occurred while MJ Akbar was a journalist before joining politics. (Agencies)