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BJP breaks silence, says Akbar has given his version on sexual harassment allegations

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 October 2018, 03:30 PM
BJP breaks silence, says Akbar has given his version on sexual harassment allegations
BJP breaks silence, says Akbar has given his version on sexual harassment allegations

Breaking its silence on the sexual harassment allegations against Union minister M J Akbar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said he had given his version on the issues and it was not about "agreeing or disagreeing" with him.

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"It is not about agreeing or disagreeing. He has presented his version," Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said when asked at a press conference about the party's stand on Akbar's statement on the allegations levelled against him by several women.

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The Minister of State of External Affairs had on Sunday rejected the allegations against him by several women journalists as "false, fabricated and deeply distressing" and said he was taking legal action against the accusers.

Despite the increasing demand for the minister to step down, BJP leaders and spokespersons had so far maintained a studied silence on the issue.

First Published: Monday, October 15, 2018 03:12 PM
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