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CPI(M) demands resignation of Union minister M J Akbar over #MeToo charges

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CPI(M) on Thursday demanded the resignation of M J after some women journalists accused him of sexually harassing them.

The party in a statement said seven women journalists have come forward recounting their experience of sexual harassment and "unacceptable behavior" by

As the #MeToo campaign gathered momentum in India, some women journalists have come out and accused Akbar, a former and now the for external affairs, of sexually harassing them during his stint as a was an of many publications before he took to

The CPI(M) said, "Since these are serious charges, M J Akbar's continuance as a the in the is untenable. He should immediately resign from office.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 15:15 IST