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Give satisfactory explanation or quit: Cong to Akbar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The said Wednesday Union M J must either offer a satisfactory explanation on the allegations of sexual against him or resign immediately.

The party also demanded an inquiry into his conduct.

As the #MeToo campaign gathered momentum in India, some women journalists have come out and accused Akbar, a former and now the of state for external affairs, of sexually harassing them during his stint as a

S Jaipal Reddy, in a press conference, said, "I think Mr M J must either offer a satisfactory explanation or resign forthwith. How can he be in the ministry with serious allegations being levelled against him by responsible journalists who worked with him. Let there be an inquiry into it. We demand an inquiry into M J Akbar's conduct."

Reddy also questioned External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's silence on the issue, saying she is evading responsibility and is not prepared to comment on her subordinate.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 15:15 IST