Dehradun, November 4: After former Union Minister MJ Akbar, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Uttarakhand General Secretary Sanjay Kumar has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman party worker. After the allegations, the party on Saturday removed Kumar from his post. The BJP took action against Kumar as the central leadership is concerned about its image ahead of assembly elections in five states. As per reports, the woman also complained many times in the past to various party leaders about Kumar's inappropriate behaviour, but no action was taken then. MeToo Movement: Woman Who Accused Abhijeet Bhattacharya of Sexual Harassment Alleges Misconduct by 3 More Men
The victim also alleged that many party leaders tried to save Kumar. After the allegation surfaced against Kumar, he was summoned to New Delhi by the party high command where he was informed about the decision. The party high command also conveyed the decision to the state leaders. However, the woman has not filed an FIR against Kumar.
Last month, Former union minister MJ Akbar resigned after several sexual harassment cases by multiple women in the #MeToo movement surfaced against him. Last week, another woman journalist accused Akbar of raping her. The woman journalist narrates her ordeal of harassments faced at the hands of Akbar. Meanwhile, on October 31, Akbar recorded his statement before the Delhi's Patiala House Court in the defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani. The bench took cognizance of his testament and fixed November 12 as the next date of hearing.