Discord in Punjab Cong: Navjot Sidhu Slams CM Over Sacrilege Case

Channi, the state’s Technical Education Minister, had allegedly sent an inappropriate text message to a woman IAS officer in 2018. Gulati demanded that the state government apprise her of its stand on the issue within a week.

On Tuesday, a meeting took place at Channi’s residence, where 12 MLAs, including five ministers, were present, PTI reported. Speaking for Channi, state minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa questioned Gulati for “raking up” the alleged harassment case after more than two years, PTI reported.

The incident involved the central party leadership, following which Bajwa said Channi called off a press conference scheduled for Tuesday.

On being questioned on a possible Vigilance Bureau probe, Randhawa said that Vigilance should not be used against party leaders as this may create an ‘explosive situation’, PTI reported.

Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Monday had slammed reports of a Vigilance probe against inter-party leaders and asserted there was no truth to it.

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