A day after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the Chief Minister's post, the Congress high command appointed Charanjit Singh Channi as the new CM of Punjab. Congress leader Harish Rawat said that it gives him immense pleasure to announce that Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab. He is going to take oath as the CM of Punjab at 11 am today.
Charanjit Singh became the CM of Punjab beating the other front runners for the top post - PCC chief Pratap Bajwa, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ambika Soni, Sukhjinder Randhawa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Sunil Jakhar, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and Tript Rajinder Bajwa.
Charanjit Channi is a three-time MLA from Chamkaur Sahib and was first elected to the state assembly in 2007. He is involved in a Me Too case for allegedly sending an inappropriate text to a woman IAS officer in 2018.
See how netizens are reacting to Charanjit Singh Channi's appointment as new Chief Minister of Punjab.
•New Karnataka CM is Mechanical engineer— Lala (@MrSain96) September 19, 2021
•New Gujarat CM is civil engineer by profession
While Congress’s newly appointed Punjab CM is #Metoo accused. Nothing more to say now.
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.— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) September 19, 2021
Well done, Rahul.https://t.co/5OV70lwjWT
The same Minister who sent offensive text messages to a woman administrative officer is now set to head Indian state of Punjab as Chief minister— Arora Akanksha (@arora4people) September 19, 2021
How can any system allow this appointment as a head of a state? This is a complete disregard towards women's dignity.#MeToo pic.twitter.com/p9fZD8ZUQD