Will he quit?
In the vortex of the #MeToo storm, External Affairs junior minister M J Akbar’s future in government is under watch. What course he himself takes and what the government and the BJP do after he lands back from his tour abroad has been discussed from infinite angles. There’s palpable discomfort in the party and among his Cabinet colleagues. However, the media may have jumped the gun by demanding his exit. Giving in may open a Pandora’s Box. The incidents date from his time in the media! Also, #MeToo is being seen as an ‘urban’ woman’s issue with little traction beyond the big cities.