No sooner had the Congress picked Charanjit Singh Channi as the following chief minister of Punjab that the BJP raked up an issue which matches again to 2018, when an IAS officer alleged that Channi despatched her an inappropriate textual content.
BJP’s IT cell head Amit Malviya tweeted an previous information report and stated that the brand new chief minister of Punjab confronted motion in a three-year-old #MeToo case towards him.
“He had allegedly despatched an inappropriate textual content to a lady IAS officer in 2018. It was lined up however the case resurfaced when Punjab Ladies’s Fee despatched discover,” Malviya tweeted, including “Effectively executed, Rahul”.
Former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had earlier stated that Channi had apologised and the problem was resolved to the IAS officer’s satisfaction. Channi had additionally admitted that the message was inadvertently despatched to the ladies IAS officer’s cell phone and the matter has been resolved.
Nevertheless, in Could this 12 months, Punjab’s Ladies Fee had sought a reply from the state authorities over the problem. It additionally threatened to go on a starvation strike if the state authorities did not apprise her inside per week of its stand on the “inappropriate textual content” message allegedly despatched by Channi.
Malviya additionally posted a narrative reported in Could this 12 months that stated that outgoing chief minister Amarinder Singh’s rivals throughout the celebration had accused him of “hounding” them with previous instances.
In one other tweet, the BJP chief stated, “In the previous couple of days, Congress in Rajasthan handed a invoice to register little one marriages, giving it legitimacy and robbing younger women of their rising up years, and now has elevated a MeToo accused as CM of Punjab. Let’s watch for Rahul Gandhi to hold forth on girls empowerment.”
Channi, 58, turns into chief minister with lower than six month to go earlier than the meeting polls in Punjab. Amarinder Singh was nudged into quitting ostensibly over his “failure” to fulfil the guarantees made by the celebration within the 2017 meeting polls.