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M J Akbar returns home, says there will be statement later

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of by a number of women journalists, returned here Sunday from a foreign tour.

Replying to a volley of questions from reporters at the airport, the of State for External Affairs said he would issue a statement later.

"There will be a statement later," he said.

Multiple women in the last few days have offered their accounts of alleged by when he was a as the #MeToo movement swept social media, bringing to fore sordid tales of by influential men in different walks of lives.

There was an indication by the BJP that it is likely to take a clear stand on allegations of sexual harassment against once he explains his position upon his return.

While the has maintained a studied silence on the matter so far, party sources have said the charges against him are serious, and his continuance as a is no longer guaranteed.

A final call will be taken by Narendra Modi, the sources said.

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First Published: Sun, October 14 2018. 09:30 IST