#MeToo: Harassment charges false and fabricated, says Akbar

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In a statement, Mr Akbar said: "The allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice".

"I am proposing to set up a committee with senior judicial and legal persons as members to look into all issues emanating from the #MeToo campaign", she said, in an interview to PTI.

Terming the allegations wild and baseless, Akbar's statement further said, "Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections. I will be taking appropriate legal action", Akbar said, according to NDTV.

Akbar said the "false, baseless and wild allegations have caused irreparable damage" to his reputation and wondered why "this storm has risen" a few months before the general election? Is there an agenda? You be the judge.

The allegations began with journalist Priya Ramani's tweet on October 8 naming MJ Akbar as the man she had referred to in an incident she had shared in a magazine article a year ago, when the Harvey Weinstein scandal in the USA fuelled the #MeToo movement.

On Sunday, Akbar questioned why the women who had accused him did not report the incidents previously.

The protesting journalists also sought immediate action against those facing allegations of sexual misconduct.

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The BJP has yet to comment on the matter, though sources from the party told the Times of India that it is treating the allegations seriously and that there is no guarantee that Akbar will be allowed to continue in the post.

Akbar, who was overseas on an official trip in Nigeria when allegations were made by women journalists who had worked with him in newspapers over 15 years ago as part of the #MeToo campaign, asked whether there was an agenda in the allegations as they came ahead of general elections.

In the lengthy statement, the minister has specifically replied to allegations made by women journalists. Lata claimed that the women journalists were also at fault. "This is the reason why no one went to the authorities for so long, because I had done nothing", he said. "These allegations are false, motivated and baseless", he said. "He comes from a party where Kuldeep Singh Sengar is still part of BJP despite raping a young girl and getting her father killed", the party said.

Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Jai Hind also attacked MJ Akbar and said his behavior was "notorious" and "lecherous".

Reacting on the accusations of sexual assault leveled against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Irani said: "The gentleman concerned would be in better position to speak on this issue".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to back Akbar ahead of the crucial assembly elections.

On Friday, US-based journalist Majlie de Puy Kamp told online news portal HuffPost India that Akbar forcibly kissed her on the last day of her internship at The Asian Age office in 2007.

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