Rahul Gandhi secured the second spot while Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra wrote his way into the list with third position after landmark verdicts on triple talaq and Article 377, among others, Yahoo said.
Akbar had resigned as a Union minister on October 17 and filed a defamation complaint against Ramani, who in an article published in lifestyle magazine Vogue India had accused him of sexual harassment, but not named him.
Over a dozen women have accused the editor-turned-politician and Rajya Sabha MP of sexual harassment but Gogoi’s account, published in the Washington Post Thursday, is the first to level serious allegations of rape against him.
In a column for The Washington Post, Gogoi, Chief Business Correspondent of National Public Radio, accused Akbar of raping her while she was working as the editor of The Asian Age two decades back in India.
One of the many women who accused M J Akbar of sexual harassment said she had ‘fought several battles’ in home town Agra to become the first woman in her family to step out to work. The Indian Express goes back to Agra to see what #MeToo means for the women starting out there.
Inquilab on October 16, a day before M J Akbar’s resignation asks in its editorial, after detailing Harvey Weinstein’s case; “ (but) can in India without evidence proved in Court, such behaviour by men be checked?”.