Minister MJ Akbar Named In #MeToo, Senior Sushma Swaraj Ducks Question

MJ Akbar, a passe journalist who’s junior international minister, turned into named in a tweet (File)New Delhi: Union Minister and extinct editor MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual harassment on social media within the snowballing #MeToo circulate in India that started with a Twitter thread. His senior Sushma Swaraj, the Union Foreign Minister, nonetheless, did now now not answer as she turned into requested what action would possibly possibly be taken.MJ Akbar, a passe journalist who’s junior international minister, turned into named in a tweet by journalist Priya Ramani, who had first shared her yarn when the #MeToo advertising campaign exploded within the US with the Harvey Weinstein scandal.Sushma Swaraj turned into requested in regards to the allegations against her deputy. “There are serious allegations…these are sexual harassment allegations. You possibly can also be a girl minister responsible. Will there be a probe on the allegations,” Tribune reporter Smita Sharma wondered. The minister walked previous with out a word.MJ Akbar is believed to be in Nigeria.Priya Ramani named him because the editor she had written about in a little bit of writing in October final yr.I started this allotment with my MJ Akbar legend. Never named him this implies that of he didn’t “affect” the leisure. A total bunch females dangle worse tales about this predator-per chance they are going to fragment. #ultihttps://t.co/5jVU5WHHo7— Priya Ramani (@priyaramani) October 8, 2018In response, more journalists got right here out with allegations.@It turned into #MJAkbar I affect now now not converse this evenly..i do know the penalties of unsuitable accusations &it has been now 17 yrs &i dangle never any concrete proof. nonetheless i turned into younger, correct made parts editor, perfect impressed with our very most involving editor, sensitive author(read Insurrection after Insurrection), 1/four— prerna singh bindra (@prernabindra) October 9, 2018When will that man be outed, the editor who helmed an unputdownable newspaper in his 20s (or turned into it 30s?) and has nursed crushes on several political parties? #MeToo— PleaseGetWooed (@sohinichat) October 5, 2018Priya Ramani had now now not named MJ Akbar when she wrote within the Vogue India Article addressing “Dear Male Boss” and spoke about her trip after she turned into invited by him to a luxurious Mumbai resort for an interview. He allegedly called her to his room, provided her a drink, requested her to take a seat down down shut to him.”We are going to get you all in the end,” turned into Ms Ramani’s parting shot within the article titled “To the Harvey Weinsteins of the sphere”.