#MeToo: BJP leader says women journalists aren't so "innocent"
With the #MeToo movement having hit the BJP government, the BJP's Madhya Pradesh women wing chief Lata Kelkar has made a statement that could possibly stir up controversy.
Speaking on the #MeToo movement, Kelkar said that she doesn't consider women journalists "innocent", implying that they could be used by anyone to make allegations against others.
Here are the details.
#MeToo: BJP leader questions women journalists' integrity
Kelkar adds that she supports the #MeToo movement
While raising questions about the integrity of women journalists, Kelkar added that she welcomed the #MeToo movement since it gave strength to women to call people out if they had been harassed.
It also comes shortly after BJP leadership commented on the allegations.
WATCH: Kelkar's comments on the #MeToo movement
#WATCH: I welcome this #MeToo campaign but I don't consider women journalists to be so innocent that anyone can misuse them, says Lata Kelkar, Chief of Madhya Pradesh BJP women wing on MJ Akbar. (11.10.18) pic.twitter.com/4gM5shTkg3— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2018
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