Mansa/Chandigarh, June 7 (agencies)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met the family members of late Punjabi singer Sidhu Musewala at his residence in Punjab’s Mansa district on Tuesday. A party leader said that Rahul reached Chandigarh on Tuesday morning. He reached Mansa, the native village of Moosewala, and offered condolences to the family.
During this meeting of Rahul Gandhi, the media was not allowed inside Musewala’s house. Rahul attended the condolence meeting there and left without any discussion with the media.
Earlier, several Congress leaders including Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Wadding, Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Pratap Singh Bajwa, in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Chaudhary and Vijay Inder Singla were present to receive Rahul at the airport. Musewala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Mansa on 29 May. Rahul was abroad when the incident took place and he returned home last weekend. Musewala was a Congress candidate from Mansa seat in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann have already met Musewala’s parents. Some senior state Congress leaders have also met the family of the late singer.