#Me Too: MoS MJ Akbar not to cut short foreign trip, likely to return on Sunday
New Delhi, Oct 11: MJ Akbar, the junior minister for external affairs who is named in #MeToo firestorm, will not be cutting short his foreign tour.
Reports said that Akbar will return to India only on Sunday after completing his visit to Equatorial Guinea.
Earlier reports had stated that he had been asked to cut short his visit and return to New Delhi. Akbar was in Nigeria, when charges of sexual harassment were levelled against the former editor.
It also mentioned that Akbar's version would be heard when he returns and no formal complaint has been lodged so far.
Meanwhile, the Congress demanded that Akbar explain the allegations or step down from the position.
As the #MeToo campaign gathered momentum in India, some women journalists have come out and accused Akbar, a former editor and now the minister of state for external affairs, of sexually harassing them during his stint as a journalist.
Akbar, a senior journalist, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of 2014 general elections and was elected to the Rajya Sabha a year later. He was made the Minister of State for External Affairs in 2016.