VIENNA:- Prominent Austrian politician Peter Pilz on Saturday quit parliament and stepped down as head of his newly formed anti-establishment party over sexual harassment allegations. “I’ve always fought for strict standards and these standards also apply to me,” the veteran leftwing MP, 63, said in a statement. The announcement came after weekly newspaper Falter confronted him early Saturday with allegations of sexual misconduct. A woman told the paper that an inebriated Pilz had groped her in 2013 at a major annual discussion forum in the western town of Alpbach. “His hands were everywhere,” she was quoted as saying by Falter.–AFP