An unidentified assailant shot and killed Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala in the Jawaharke Village, Mansa district. This comes one day just after the Punjab Police revoked the protection of 424 individuals, including Punjabi artist Sidhu Moosewala.
Sidhu Moosewala, who ran on a Congress ticket from Mansa in this year’s Punjab assembly election, was defeated by AAP candidate Vijay Singla by a massive margin of 63,000 votes. Recently, the Chief Minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann fired Vijay Singla on corruption charges.
In his song ‘Scapegoat’, released this month, Sidhu Moosewala criticised the Aam Aadmi Party and its supporters, sparking controversy. In his song, the artist referred to AAP followers as “Gaddar.”
Congressman Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the daylight murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. Punjab and Punjabis around the globe have lost a gifted performer with mass appeal who could feel the pulse of the people. My deepest sympathies to his family and followers around the globe.”
Following the event, BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa urged that Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann be charged with “negligence of chief ministerial responsibilities.”
“We have been advising the Punjab Government to pay attention to the situation in Punjab. Sidhu Moosawala was killed due to Bhagwant Mann’s neglect of his duties as chief minister. I demand that an FIR be filed against Bhagwant Mann. “Both Bhagwant Mann and Arvind Kejriwal should be arrested,” stated Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known as Siddhu Moosewala, was born on 17 June 1993 and hails from the Moosewala hamlet in the Mansa district. Rapper Moosewala had a massive fan base and was popular for his music.
Moosewala held a degree in electrical engineering. https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/ He had studied music during his college years before relocating to Canada.
Sidhu Moosewala was also regarded as one of the most controversial Punjabi singers due to his open promotion of gun culture and the glorification of gangsters in incendiary songs. The September 2019 publication of his song ‘Jatti Jeonay Morh Di Bandook Wargi’ sparked controversy with its reference to the 18th-century Sikh fighter Mai Bhago. He was accused of portraying this Sikh warrior negatively. Moosewala apologised later.