The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday focused Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for electing Charanjit Singh Channi, who was an accused in 2018 #MeToo case, as the following Chief Minister of Punjab. According to this three-year-old case, Channi had allegedly despatched “inappropriate textual content messages” to a woman IAS officer. However, the complaint was never filed into the matter and the then state chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh claimed that the issue had been “resolved”.
Sharing a information article on Twitter, BJP’s nationwide IT division in-charge Amit Malviya stated, “Congress’s CM decide Charanjit Channi faces motion in a 3-year-old #MeToo case. 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 Women’s Commission despatched discover. Well accomplished, Rahul.”
Last week, the Punjab Women’s Commission sent a notice to the Congress-led state government and asked it to respond within a week. Manisha Gulati, the panel’s chief, also warned to go for a sit-in protest if the government failed to do so.
“The victim has now got herself transferred outside Punjab. IAS officers are pressuring me to take action. So, I have sent notice to the Punjab government. When the state Chief Secretary is a woman, the national party president is a woman, then how come a woman IAS officer can’t get justice? If the government doesn’t respond within a week, I will go for a sit-in protest,” she informed NDTV.
For the unversed, AICC basic secretary Harish Rawat immediately night introduced on Twitter Channi was elected the chief of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Punjab and would be the subsequent chief minister. Channi, the Congress’ Dalit face, will probably be succeeding Captain Amarinder Singh who resigned a day in the past following a bitter energy tussle within the get together.
Channi’s choice assumes significance because the dissension-riven Congress faces the meeting polls in lower than 5 months. The BJP had earlier introduced that if voted to energy in Punjab, it would make a Dalit the chief minister, whereas the SAD, which is preventing the approaching polls in alliance with the BSP, had stated that its Deputy Chief Minister can be from the Dalit neighborhood.
Amarinder Singh stated he hopes that Channi is ready to preserve the border state of Punjab protected. “My finest needs to Charanjit Singh Channi. I hope he’s in a position to preserve the border state of Punjab protected and defend our individuals from the rising safety risk from throughout the border,” he stated.