Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala, who was shot at in Punjab’s Mansa on Sunday, was brought dead to the hospital, said Dr Ranjeet Rai, Civil Surgeon, Mansa Hospital.
Unknown individuals fired shots at the Congress leader earlier today. The incident occurred a day after Punjab police removed his protection, along with 424 others.
Notably, the musician joined the Congress party in December of last year, ahead of the Assembly elections.
“The murder of Sidhu Moose Wala, Congress candidate from Punjab and a talented musician, has come as a terrible shock to the Congress party and the entire nation. Our deepest condolences to his family, fans and friends. We stand united and undeterred, at this time of extreme grief,” Congress tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Punjab unit of the party hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party government in the state calling it “insensitive and inexperienced” and alleging “blood on Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s hands”.
“Heartbreaking that Sidhu Mossewala Ji’s security was revoked just yesterday as a publicity stunt by insensitive & inexperienced @AamAadmiParty regime. The state’s law and order is appalling. CM and DGP have blood on their hands. RIP Shubhdeep Moosewala,” Punjab Congress tweeted.
Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly, Partap Singh Bajwa said Moose Wala’s murder has exposed the law and order situation in Punjab. “Murder of a promising youngster Sidhu Moosewala exposes law & order situation of Punjab. CM @BhagwantMann should immediately resign as he holds charge of the home department and an explanation is needed on what basis his security was withdrawn yesterday just one day before the attack,” Bajwa tweeted.
Bajwa called it “political murder” and said that he will not rest till the culprits are put behind the bars.
“I will be going to his village to meet his family tomorrow and we won’t rest till those behind this political murder are not caught and put behind the bars,” he said in a tweet.