#sidhumoosewala The day after security was withdrawn, Sidhu Moosewala was shot and killed. He was only 28 years old at the time. This excellent young man did not deserve it. Moose wala, Rip Sidhu.
Sidhu Moose Wala, a popular Punjabi musician and rapper who joined the Congress party ahead of the Punjab elections, was shot and killed.
With one of Mansa’s assembly votes, Moose Wala ran for parliamentary elections. Dr. beat AAP candidate Vijay Singla by 63,323 votes. Last November, Moose Wala of Moosa, a village in the Mansa district, joined Congress amid considerable fanfare. When the Congress gave him a ticket for the Mansa parliamentary constituency, incumbent Mansa MLA Nazar Singh Manshahia declared his opposition to the controversial singer’s candidacy.
Moosewala, popular in rural parts of the state, was one of 424 VIPs who lost their security protection yesterday as part of the Bagwantman government’s crackdown on VIP culture.
The VIPs also included retired police officers and religious and political leaders. Earlier, the state government had removed security guarantees from 184 former ministers, MLAs and private protection beneficiaries. A month ago, the security of 122 former ministers and MLAs had been lifted.
The families of former ministers Manpreet Singh Badal, Raj Kumar Verka, Bharat Bhushan Ashu and former prime minister Charanjit Singh Channi have all lost their safety.