Abrupt finish to political profession of Punjabi singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala

Abrupt finish to political profession of Punjabi singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala

Tribune Information Service

Sukhmeet Bhasin

Bathinda, Might 29

Broadly acclaimed for his singing, Sidhu Moosewala didn’t get pleasure from an identical success in his quick political profession, which got here to an abrupt finish along with his homicide. He joined the Congress in December final 12 months forward of the Meeting elections.

His entry into the occasion didn’t come simple as a number of Congress leaders, who had been eying ticket from Mansa, dissented in opposition to his induction simply earlier than the elections. Regardless of a stiff resistance, the occasion banked on the singer’s recognition and fielded him from Mansa. Nevertheless, he, too, like many different candidates, misplaced within the AAP’s statewide wave. AAP candidate Dr Vijay Singla, the previous Well being Minister, who has been arrested on the corruption prices, defeated him.

A policeman inspects Sidhu Moosewala’s car that was attacked in Mansa. Tribune picture

Regardless of shedding the polls, Moosewala continued assembly individuals and listening to their grievances. His first political look was within the panchayat elections in 2018, when he went door to door in his village to hunt votes for his mom Charan Kaur for the sarpanch’s put up. His mom received the polls comfortably, after which he began taking curiosity in improvement of the village.

He just lately addressed a press convention on the arrest of the Mansa MLA, which occurred to be his final. “I’m not going wherever. I’ll stay right here and I’ll die right here.” That is the assertion which he repeated each time he took to the stage whereas campaigning throughout the Meeting elections within the Mansa phase.

Recognized for his songs on gangsters, Moosewala, had an enormous fan base. He held a level in electrical engineering and studied music in faculty. He later relocated to Canada and lately was staying at his home in Musa village in Mansa.

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