'AAP govt must be dismissed': Amarinder Singh, others react after Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala murdered

The gruesome incident took place in less than 24 hours after his security cover was withdrawn by the Punjab government

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, May 29, 2022, 08:15 PM IST
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Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh | Photo: File Image

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday attacked the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after popular Punjabi singer and rapper Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Mansa district. Taking to Twitter, the Punjab Lok Congress chief said the AAP government has failed miserably and that nobody is safe in the state.

He wrote, "Brutal murder of Sidhu Moosewala is shocking. My profound condolences to the bereaved family. Law and order has completely collapsed in Punjab. Criminals have no fear of law. @AAPPunjab government has miserably failed. Nobody is safe in Punjab!"

Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, who played a major role in bringing Moosewala into the Congress fold, said he was "shocked beyond belief and expression". Slamming the AAP, he said it must be "dismissed".

''He was showered with bullets in Mansa just 2 days after @BhagwantMann govt withdrew his security. @AAPPunjab govt has lost moral authority. It must be DISMISSED (sic)," said Warring in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said he was "shocked and deeply saddened". Urging everyone to maintain calm, Mann said nobody involved in the Congress leader's murder will be spared.

Taking to Twitter, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader wrote, "I am Shocked and Deeply saddened by the gruesome murder of Siddhu Moosewala. Nobody involved will be spared. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his fans across the world. I appeal everyone to stay calm."

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mansa) Gobinder Singh told news agency PTI that several bullets hit Moosewala, 27, who was in his jeep at village Jawahar Ke when he was attacked.

Mansa civil surgeon Dr Ranjeet Rai told reporters that Moosewala was brought dead at the civil hospital.

He had fought on the Congress ticket from Mansa assembly seat in the recent assembly election and was defeated by AAP's Dr Vijay Singla by a margin of 63,323 votes.

The gruesome incident took place in less than 24 hours after his security cover was withdrawn by the Punjab government.

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