NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma demands resignation of #MeToo accused Charanjit Singh Channu as Punjab CM
New Delhi/IBNS: National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma has demanded the resignation of newly-appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channu, who is an accused in a sexual harassment case, media reports said.
Sharma has referred to Channi's appointment as "shameful".
An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer had accused Channi of sending inappropriate texts to her.
However, no formal complaint was lodged.
Later, the issue was resolved upon the interference of then Chief Minister Captainc Amarinder Singh.
The case was reopened in June 2021 after Punjab Women Commission chairperson Manisha Gulati sought a reply from the state government.
Suceeding tall politician Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress' Dalit leader Charanjit Singh Channi Monday took oath as the new Punjab Chief Minister with barely a few months left for the next assembly elections in the state.
Slamming the Congress over Channi's appointment, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT Cell head Amit Malviya tweeted, " 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…"