It’s about time: Rahul Gandhi speaks up on MeToo movement

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media on Rafale deal issue, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sep 22, 2018. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI9_22_2018_000116A)

Vastavam web: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Friday came out in support of the #MeToo movement, saying it is time for the truth to be told “loud and clear in order to bring about change”. He did not comment on the charges of sexual harassment against Union minister M J Akbar. It is about time that everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity, Gandhi said on Twitter.

The #MeToo movement has gathered pace over the last fortnight with scores of women speaking out on sexual harassment at the workplace and support pouring in from various quarters. He did not say anything on Akbar, who has been accused by several former women colleagues of sexual harassment when he served as editor at various media organisations. Demands have escalated for action against the minister of state for external affairs.