Punjab This comes a day after the Punjab Police withdrew the security of 424 people, including Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala. Sidhu Moose Wala had contested this year’s Punjab Assembly elections from Mansa on a Congress ticket and was defeated by AAP candidate Vijay Singla by a huge margin of 63,000 votes. Vijay Singla was recently sacked by Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on corruption charges.
Last month, Sidhu Moose Wala had courted controversy after targeting the Aam Aadmi Party and its supporters in his song ‘Bali ka bakra’. The singer had called AAP supporters ‘gaddar’ (traitors) in his song. Condolences to Sidhu Moose Wala Condoling the demise of Punjabi singer, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted, “Deeply shocked by the broad daylight killing of Sidhu Moose Wala. Punjab and Punjabis across the world have lost a talented artist with a collective connection who could feel the pulse of the people. My heartfelt condolences to his fans and fans across the world.”
Following the incident, BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa demanded the registration of an FIR against Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for “negligence of Chief Minister’s duties”. “We are warning the Punjab government to pay attention to the situation in Punjab. I demand an FIR against Bhagwant Mann for the negligence of his duties as Chief Minister, which resulted in the loss of the life of Sidhu Musewala. Bhagwant Mann should be booked along with Arvind Kejriwal,” Manjinder Singh Sirsa said.
Who is Sidhu Moose Wala? Born on 17 June 1993, Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu alias Sidhu Moose Wala hails from Moose Wala village in Mansa district. Moose Wala had a fan following in lakhs and was popular for his raps. Moose Wala holds a degree in Electrical Engineering. He learned music during his college days and later moved to Canada.
Punjab Congress leader & singer #SidhuMooseWala shot dead. @manjeet_sehgal tells us more. (@PoulomiMSaha) pic.twitter.com/zzNsWC9w4A — IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) On May 29, 2022, Sidhu Moose Wala was also known as one of the most controversial Punjabi singers who openly promoted gun culture, and used to glorify gangsters in provocative songs. His song ‘Jatti Jionne Mod Di Guntak Vargi’, released in September 2019, sparked controversy with its reference to the 18th-century Sikh warrior Mai Bhago. He was accused of showing this Sikh warrior in a bad light. Moose Wala later apologized.