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MJ Akbar resigns from his post following #MeToo allegations

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 17 Oct 2018 11:32 AM GMT

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New Delhi: Minister of State External Affairs MJ Akbar, who has been accused of sexually harassing 14 women under the #MeToo movement, has served his resignation on Wednesday.

Post tendering his resignation MJ Akbar said, "I will follow the legal procedure to prove my innocence."

"Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity, I deem it appropriate to step down from office and challenge false accusations levelled against me, also in a personal capacity. I have, therefore, tendered my resignation from the office of MoS for external affairs. I am deeply grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and to the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for the opportunity they gave me to serve my country,” Akbar said in a statement.

It is to be mentioned that Congress is continuously demanding the resignation of MJ Akbar.

MJ Akbar's resignation comes a day after NSUI Chief Fairoz Khan decided to quit after being alleged on charges of sexual harassment.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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