Sidhu Moosewala, a controversial singer recognized to flaunt weapons in his music movies, joined the Congress right this moment within the run-up to the Punjab election early subsequent 12 months.
The Punjabi rapper is prone to contest the polls from Mansa, his hometown.
Sidhu Moosewala, 28, faces many circumstances accusing him of glorifying weapons and violence by means of his songs. But Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was current when the singer formally joined the get together, defended him.
“Why are you asking about issues which are subjudice? Let the people of Punjab decide about him. The media should not decide,” Mr Sidhu instructed reporters.
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) December 3, 2021
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi added: “He has won the hearts of everyone. He is a son of a farmer and his father is an ex-army officer. I am sure he will make Congress party proud, I welcome him on behalf of Congress.”
Sidhu Moosewala, whose favoured theme is to depict the allure of a bucolic life, has additionally usually been accused of glorifying caste. His “gangster rap” has a sizeable fan following.
He belongs to the “Moosa village” in Mansa and his mom is a village sarpanch.
He stated his motive for becoming a member of the Congress is to boost the voice of Punjabis.
“It’s my first press conference. Just three years back, I started singing. Now after four years I am taking a new step. Mansa is not that much developed, a part of this area raised me, I will raise my voice from here,” stated Moose Wala.
An engineer, Moosewala, whose actual identify is Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, took to music in school.
Last 12 months, he was charged in an FIR with selling violence and gun tradition together with his music “Sanju”. The case was filed after photographs displaying him firing an AK-47 rifle at a firing vary through the Covid lockdown went viral on social media.
In the music, Moosewala seems to brag concerning the circumstances in opposition to him.
Then Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had expressed concern over the propagation of violence and gun tradition in Punjabi songs and had directed the state police to not spare singers who “misled” youth.
Amarinder Singh stop the Congress after he was changed as Chief Minister in September.