The latest political turmoil in Punjab has grabbed everyone’s attention and has courted controversies. After Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as the new Chief Minister of Punjab on September 20, National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma has sought his resignation over #metoo allegations against him.
“This is shameful and highly objectionable that such a person has been appointed as the CM of Punjab. We do not want another woman to go through the same experience and endure the same harassment that the IAS officer would have faced. Channi needs to be held accountable and should resign from the post of CM,” said Rekha Sharma.
She added, “One can only imagine what would be the state of women safety in the state given the one at the helm of affairs is himself accused of threatening women security. If an IAS officer has been denied justice in the state, how can the Congress ensure that the common women of Punjab would be safe? Despite being a woman herself, the Congress chief did not consider the MeToo allegations made against Channi and appointed him the CM.”
A Politician With No Criminal Cases But He Is #MeToo Accused
Back in 2018, a female IAS officer accused Charanajit Singh of sending her obscene messages. But the officer didn’t file a complaint therefore he is claimed to have a clear criminal record. Former Punjab CM Captain Amrinder Singh stated that Channi had apologised and the matter was resolved.
#metoo case resurfaced again in May this year after PWC Chief Manisha Gulati sought government’s reply over the sexual harassment complaint against Charanjit Singh Channi.