Who is Sidhu Moose Wala, Punjabi singer turned politician | 5 points | Latest India News

Sidhu Moose Wala had joined the Congress last year ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections. He had unsuccessfully contested the Mansa constituency elections, losing to Dr. Vijay Singla of the Aam Aadmi party.

Congress leader and Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead in a shootout in Punjab’s Mansa district on Sunday. The famous Punjabi singer was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. It comes a day after the Punjab government withdrew security for him and more than 420 others.

The 29-year-old Punjabi artist had unsuccessfully contested the 2022 Punjab elections on a Mansa District Congress ticket.

A popular Punjabi singer, Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu also called Sidhu Moose Wala was a controversial figure as some of his songs allegedly promoting violence and gun culture got him in trouble. Here are five key things you need to know about the slain Punjabi rapper.

1. Sidhu Moose Wala was from Moosa village in Mansa district of Punjab. His mother is a village chief. After completing his studies in Electrical Engineering in Punjab, he moved to Canada on a study visa in 2016. In 2017, he released his debut track “So High”.

2. Moose Wala has faced numerous cases regarding his songs allegedly promoting gun culture and violence. In 2020, the then Punjab government led by Captain Amarinder Singh had him booked under the Arms Act for allegedly promoting gun culture in one of his songs.

3. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Moose Wala was booked for a viral video that allegedly showed him firing an AK-47 rifle at a shooting range.

4. Moose Wala had joined the Congress last year ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections. Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was the leader of the Punjab Congress when he was enthroned, had called Moose Wala a youth icon and an international personality.

5. Moose Wala had contested the Punjab elections in Mansa constituency. He was beaten by Dr. Vijay Singla of the Aam Aadmi party by a margin of 63,323 votes.


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