SAD, AAP demand sack of Punjab minister who sent indecent messages to woman bureaucrat
Chandigarh, Oct 24 : Punjab's opposition parties, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on Wednesday asked Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to 'unmask' his cabinet colleague who had allegedly sent indecent messages to a woman Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.
In a statement, the SAD president said as per media reports, no action had been taken against the cabinet minister who had sent indecent messages to the woman IAS officer more than one-and-a-half months back.
"This, the media reports said, was despite the fact that the IAS officer had brought the matter to the notice of her superior officers and even the Chief Minister," Badal alleged.
"The Chief Minister must tell the people why he is trying to cover it up," Badal said.
He said it was shocking that even Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who has been apprised about the incident, has kept silent on the issue.
"The Congress and Rahul Gandhi demanded M.J. Akbar's resignation from the Union cabinet following allegations of sexual harassment when he was the Editor," Badal said. "But the Congress chief has been actively sheltering someone for similar transgressions."
The AAP's woman wing also demanded dismissal of the cabinet minister for harassing a senior woman officer. AAP woman wing president Raj Lali Gill and co-president Jiwanjot Kaur in a statement on Wednesday asked the Chief Minister to take immediate action against the cabinet minister who is continuously harassing the woman officer.
While demanding to sack the minister, the AAP women leaders said that an immoral act by a minister cant be tolerated. The AAP leaders said the Congress was adopting double-standards on the issue of moral values.