Punjab minister caught in the #MeToo storm

Punjab minister called out for sending inappropriate text to a woman government official

Chandigarh: Punjab minister Channi is caught in the #MeToo storm, he is called out for sending an inappropriate text late at night to a senior IAS officer. The opposition demanded his resignation. Senior AICC members have spoken to Punjab Congress leaders and conveyed the displeasure of party chief Rahul Gandhi.

The minster has earlier been accused of being involved in the sand mafia. At a Cabinet meeting recently, he and one of his collagues had spoken against the CM over “inaction” against the Akalis on the Sacrilege issue.

The officer complained to Capt Amarinder Singh, saying that that the minister has send her a couplet commenting on her looks.

The CM has said that the matter has been taken very seriously and has said that it has been resolved to the officer’s satisfaction.