Punjabi singer Moosewala joins Congress
Popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, hired last year for allegedly promoting gun culture through his song, joined Congress on Friday. The singer joined the party in the presence of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Party Head of State Navjot Singh Sidhu and could stand for election to the Punjab Assembly. Later, Moosewala with Navjot Sidhu, Punjab Affairs Officer in AICC Harish Chaudhary and Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Warring met with party leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi. The 28-year-old singer, whose real name is Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu and who has many fans among the young, was held up last year for allegedly promoting gun violence and culture through his song ” Sanju ”. He had previously been convicted under various provisions of the Weapons Act and the Disaster Management Act in Barnala after his photographs of shots with an AK-47 rifle at a firing range during the Covid lockdown have surfaced on social media. He is originally from the village of Moosa in the district of Mansa and his mother is the village chief. Moosewala’s father, who was also present on the occasion, is a former soldier. Welcoming Moosewala into the party fold, the Punjab congressman described him as an “icon of youth” and “an international figure”. Sidhu Moosewala joins our family. I welcome him into the fold of Congress, ” he told reporters here. Channi said that Moosewala has become a “great artist through his hard work and won the hearts of millions of people with his songs.” When asked how Moosewala, who faced allegations of promoting gun culture in his songs, would give direction to young people, Punjab Transport Minister Raja Warring said: Why do people follow him. We learned that Warring was instrumental in bringing Moosewala into the party. BJP National Secretary General Tarun Chugh strongly opposed the induction of Moosewala. Moosewala had been convicted in several cases for promoting gun culture and also under gun law, Chugh said in a statement, adding that Congressional support for “such criminal elements” in society was a warning to the state. He alleged that in December 2020, Moosewala sang songs glorifying Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and other separatist leaders. Responding to a question from a reporter that Moosewala was the subject of allegations of promoting gun culture in his songs, Navjot Singh Sidhu said: ‘Understand one thing, facing a case is not does not mean that we are guilty … I also faced a case but I won six elections. This is a pending case and it is not appropriate to comment on a court-related case. ” As Sidhu argued that it was not appropriate to comment on a pending case, the reporter sought to remind him of his consistent statements related to the STF report on the drug threat case that was heard by the High Court. To this, Sidhu asserted that there was no obstacle to the publication of the report of the ad hoc working group on drug cases. The Punjabic congressman last month threatened to continue an indefinite fast if his party government did not release the STF’s report on the drug threat to the public. “Those who say the case is pending … if someone can’t figure it out, they should get an education,” Sidhu retorted, saying there was no obstacle for the court to make the report public. Regarding Moosewala, Sidhu said, â€œLet the people decide on this. This is not a media trial. ” While welcoming Moosewal into the party fold, Sidhu said: ” An iconic and cult figure joins the Congressional family today. It’s not that he’s new to our family. Her mother is a Congress Party sarpanch. We see him as an icon of youth, who commands great respect. ” ‘He will fight for the elections for us, but it is a decision for another day. His meeting with the party’s high command will be organized on Friday, ” Sidhu said. Chief Minister Channi said: â€œToday is a revolutionary day in Punjab politics. A man from a simple family, who became a great artist through his hard work and won hearts not only in Punjab but around the world, joined the Congress. ” Moosewala said he had started music three or four years ago and had won the love of people. and respect. “ After four years, I will take a new step in my life. It’s a start in a new world. It never interested me (politics)â€¦ but from the start, I love my village. My father is a former soldier, â€he said. When we go to people, they have expectations. Mansa and Bathinda regions are associated with me for their love and blessing, ” the singer said. He said he did not enter politics for any post or post. â€œSome people are connected with me and they have expectations of me. To change and improve the system, it is necessary to be part of this system, ” the singer said. He said his decision to choose Congress was due to the fact that the party has several leaders from an ordinary background. He added that he joined the party because he wanted to make the voice of the people heard. â€œI expect people to bless me by supporting the common people as they have blessed me with music,â€ he said.
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