Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi and the Congress state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday inducted famous Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala into the Congress, ahead of the legislative assembly elections in Punjab which are due earlier next year.
The real name of Sidhu Moosewala is Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu. The singer is a popular face in Punjab, who stood with the farmers during their protest against the Centre government‘s three farm laws.
The chief Minister said that Moose Wala is an international icon and that he is sure that the singer will make the congress party proud. “I welcome him on behalf of Congress. He will be a youth icon”, the chief minister said.
The Prime Minister also added that Moosewala is a son of farmer and his father has also worked as an ex-army officer.
However, it is not yet clear if the singer will contest in the upcoming elections as the party‘s high command is yet to announce it officially.
After joining the party, Sidhu Moose Wala said that he wants to raise the voice of the people of Punjab. He said that he had started singing just three years ago and now he is taking a new step in his life.
I have grown in areas of Mansa district, but it is not much developed area. I will raise my voice from here, he said in a press conference, soon after joining the party.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu hails from a small village named Moosa, which is located in Mansa district of Punjab. His mother is a village head.
Meanwhile, the leaders from opposition party said that Congress is now supporting such singers whom they used to criticise for promoting violence and gun culture through his Punjabi songs.