Through her article regarding Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar tweeted on Monday, Sona Mohapatra requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stand for women amidst the raging #MeToo movement in the country.
Mohapatra urged the Prime Minister to stand up for "50 per cent of his electorate" (women) against sexual misconduct.
Dear @narendramodi sir, you will not be ‘giving in’ to the opposition here but standing up for 50 % of your electorate, us women. The 14 women who have come out & many many more that are scared to along with the 100’s of men who are aware of his behaviour for decades too. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂ½ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ´ https://t.co/8ZtTNQKWv5— SONA (@sonamohapatra) October 15, 2018
She tweeted: "Dear Narendra Modi sir, you will not be 'giving in' to the opposition here but standing up for 50 per cent of your electorate, us women. The 14 women who have come out and many many more that are scared to along with the hundreds of men who are aware of his behaviour for decades too.
"You haven't won an election to start with to be where you are Mr Akbar. Dear PM of India you have to sack this serial offender and as soon as possible. So many women telling their story of sexual harassment have nothing to gain from this. 50 per cent of your electorate is us. Listen to us."
Akbar has denied all allegations against him, calling them "wild and baseless".