Charanjit Singh Channi accused in #metoo case:
As soon as Charanjit Singh Channi was chosen by the Congress as the Chief Minister of Punjab, the BJP has accused Channi of being involved in a #metoo case. The opposition party BJP has hit out at Channi citing reports that accused him of sending inappropriate messages to an IAS officer in 2018.
BJP leader and party's IT department head Amit Malviya tweeted stating this information.
In the last few days, Congress in Rajasthan passed a bill to register child marriages, giving it legitimacy and robbing young girls of their growing up years, and now has elevated a #MeToo accused as CM of Punjab.— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) September 19, 2021
Let’s wait for Rahul Gandhi to pontificate on women empowerment…
The matter came to the fore again in May this year when the chairperson of the Punjab Women's Commission threatened to go on a hunger strike if the state government did not clear its stand on the issue of "inappropriate messages" sent by Channi within a week. While Charanjit Singh Channi was a minister in the Amarinder government at that time.
Punjab Women's Commission chairperson Manisha Gulati had said that she has written a letter to the Chief Secretary for an action taken report of the government.
After the allegations of the year 2018, the Punjab Women's Commission, taking suo moto cognizance, had asked the government its stand on the matter. At that time Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had asked Channi to apologize to the lady officer. He had said that he believed that the matter was resolved with the woman officer being satisfied.
It must be noted that Channi was on Sunday elected the leader of the Punjab Congress Legislature Party and is the new chief minister of the state. He has replaced Amarinder Singh, who resigned on Saturday due to a tussle in the state unit.