The #MeToo controversy looms over Punjab Chief Minister-designate Charanjit Singh Channi, who was accused of sending indecent messages to a senior woman IAS officer.
The controversy came to light in October 2018 when Channi was the Technical Education Minister, and then Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had said the matter was brought to his notice and that it was "resolved" to the satisfaction of the woman officer concerned.
BJP leader Amit Malviya tweeted yesterday, "Congress's CM pick Charanjit Channi faces action in a 3-year-old MeToo case. He had allegedly sent an inappropriate text to a woman IAS officer in 2018. It was covered up but the case resurfaced when Punjab Women's Commission sent notice. Well done, Rahul."
In another tweet he stated, "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. Let’s wait for Rahul Gandhi to pontificate on women empowerment…"
Various social media users shared the reports of allegations against the Punjab CM-designate and demanded his resignation.
One user wrote, "Me Too Accussed Charanjit Singh Channi will be The New Chief minister of Punjab .This is only possible in Congress Party."
Another remarked, "Talking of women's respect by @INCIndia is just a pretense. Charanjit Singh Channi has proved that the constitution should be same for all. Now #ArrestCharanjitChanni."
Similar remarks were made by multiple social media users.
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