Sidhu Moose Wala, a very popular Punjabi singer and rapper who joined Congress ahead of the Punjab elections, has been shot dead.
Moose Wala had contested the assembly elections from Mansa on a Congress party ticket. He was defeated by Dr. Vijay Singla of the Aam Aadmi Party by a margin of about 63,323 votes. Moose Wala, a resident of Mansa, a village in the Mansa district, had joined the Congress with much fanfare in the month of November last year.
After the Congress party gave him a ticket from the Mansa assembly constituency, then Mansa MLA Nazar Singh Manshahia revolted against the party saying that they will completely oppose the candidature of the controversial singer.