‘BJP ke Mantri se Beti Bachao’, says Rahul Gandhi on sexual harassment allegations against MJ Akbar

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress President, in wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Union Minister MJ Akbar has said that BJP’s slogan of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” should be “BJP ke Mantri se Beti Bachao”.

Addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh , Gandhi targeted the Modi government and the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government in the state over rising unemployment, corruption and unabated farmer suicides.

“Fingers are being raised at Modi’s Minister (Minister of State for External Affairs M. J. Akbar), but our Prime Minister is silent.

“When BJP MLA (Kuldeep Singh Sengar) raped a girl in Unnao our Prime Minister and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister (Adityanath) kept mum.

“The BJP’s slogan of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (save girls, educate them) must now be reframed into ‘BJP ke mantri aur MLA se beti bachao’ (save daughters from BJP Minister, MLA),” said Gandhi.

The Congress chief’s remarks came in the wake of over a dozen journalists naming Akbar for sexual harassment and molestation during his long stint as editor of various publications.

Defying calls to resign, Akbar has rubbished allegations made by 14 journalists and has filed a criminal defamation suit against one of them, Priya Ramani.

According to reports, 97 lawyers will be representing Akbar, which include 30 women.

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