Has Akbar quit?October 14, 2018 12:25
Union Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by several women journalists from the time he was an editor, has resigned, the News18 television channel reported quoting government sources.
The channel reports that Akbar, who returned to New Delhi from abroad, sent his resignation to Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra and sought time to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Meanwhile, the India TV channel reported that Akbar has written a letter to the prime minister's office, explaining his position over the allegations.
India TV also reports that the Modi government will take a call on Akbar very soon.
Multiple women journalists in recent 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.