M J Akbar Not To Cut Down On Foreign Trip, Becoming ‘Untenable’ For Government, Says Report MoS External Affairs M J Akbar. (Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs M J Akbar's continuation as the junior foreign minister seems uncertain with sources claiming that retaining the minister now seemingly untenable, as reported by ANI.

The source additionally said that Akbar, who is confronting claims of sexual misconduct, won't cut short his tours and has now flown down to Equatorial Guinea from Nigeria. He is scheduled to return India on Sunday.

According to the source, senior leaders, in off-record discussions, have shown that Akbar could venture down the path of stepping down once he comes back to the country. An agreement however has reportedly not been reached among the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) individuals on whether a MoS can be expelled based merely on charges.

Akbar is under the scanner after a few of his former female colleagues blamed him for sexual misconduct when he held senior positions in various media organisations.

Several claims of sexual misconduct have begun to pour in on influential people throughout the country, propelling the #MeToo movement as scores of women, from different fields of work, shared their stories via social media.

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