Akbar's boss, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and the party, the BJP, have maintained a studied silence on the matter. The Congress has said that, 'silence is not an option'.
Swaraj was asked by a reporter yesterday what she would do as a woman minister about allegations of harassment levelled against Akbar. The minister walked away.
Several women have taken to Twitter to post harrowing accounts of sexual harassment at the hands of Akbar, then a journalist.
Akbar has not responded to the charges. "It is an extremely serious matter and the minister concerned needs to speak up. Silence cannot be a way out. This matter should be investigated. We would like to hear from both the minister in question and the Prime Minister on this issue," Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said.
Maharashtra ministers Chandrakant Patil and Shambhuraj Desai, appointed for coordinating the state's border dispute with Karnataka, are unlikely to visit Belagavi on Tuesday as both have various meetings scheduled in Maharashtra during...
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