New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has at last broken silence over the allegations of sexual harassment against Union minister MJ Akbar. Until now, six journalists have come forward with their accounts detailing allegedly improper conduct by Akbar, who was one of the celebrated editors of his time. 

The BJP president Amit Shah, while speaking with a local channel, said that the party will verify the authenticity of the allegations. 

Shah also promised that the party will definitely look into the issue.

After the women went public with their allegations against Akbar, people have been demanding his resignation. 

Akbar was the founding editor of The Telegraph, had launched The Asian Age and worked at a number of other media organisations, including India Today and The Sunday Guardian.

On Thursday, seconding the stand taken by senior ABVP activist Rashmi Das, who questioned the regime's silence over accusations of sexual harassment levelled against the minister, RSS top shot Dattatreya Hosabale said he was "feeling the same". 

However, when the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was asked to comment on the issue she kept mum. 

Meanwhile, union minister Smriti Irani said, “It's for the concerned person (MJ Akbar) to answer (on allegations made against him). But one thing is for sure we should not question any women who are coming out with their tale of harassments”.