As the #MeToo storm is spreading to political arena also with accusations of sexual harassment are being now focused against few politicians, Congress president Rahul Gandhi broke his silence on the issue and came out in support of this movement. He said that it was about time that everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity.
Gandhi also said he is happy that the space for those who don’t treat women with respect and dignity is closing. 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.
“It’s about time everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity. I’m glad the space for those who don’t, is closing. The truth needs to be told loud and clear in order to bring about change,” Gandhi tweeted along with the MeToo hashtag.
Rahul Gandhi said yesterday that the issue was very big and he would comment and give a detailed view at a press conference later. In the last few days, two Congress leaders have demanded the resignation of the junior foreign minister MJ Akbar, either explain the sexual harassment allegations made by women journalists, or quit said, Congress leader Jaipal Reddy.