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Akbar and Tejpal are accused of sexual harassment and rape. The Editors Guild has also sought response from former Times of India editor Gautam Adhikari.
The #MeToo movement in India exposed some high-profile men as alleged sexual predators, but their 'misdeeds' may already have been forgotten.
Move by the Indian Youth Congress comes after a member of its student wing NSUI accused its president Fairoz Khan of sexual harassment.
Although it seems illogical, many women have defended men accused of sexual misconduct.
Pallavi Gogoi, a chief editor at National Public Radio in the US, alleges M.J. Akbar raped her when she worked under him at The Asian Age in the 1990s.
Journalist Priya Ramani was the first among nearly 20 women to accuse MJ Akbar, a former editor, of sexual misconduct.
Barkha Dutt takes on #Metoo critics and senior women journalists Tavleen Singh, Seema Mustafa & Manjeet Kripalani
MoS for shipping and finance Pon Radhakrishnan alleged that the #MeToo movement has tarnished the image of India.
Star editor MJ Akbar now stands exposed by a series of brave women journalists for being a sexual predator.
MJ Akbar will find it difficult, if not impossible, to return to mainstream politics even if he wins the defamation case.