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WATCH: Sidhu Moose Wala’s father joins Rahul Gandhi for Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jalandhar

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Balkaur Singh was seen holding hands with Rahul Gandhi when the yatra passed through the streets of Jalandhar on Sunday.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Jalandhar: Balkaur Singh, father of Punjabi singer and politician Sidhu Musewala, joined Rahul Gandhi in the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jalandhar, Punjab. Balkaur Singh was seen holding hands with Rahul Gandhi when the yatra passed through the streets of Jalandhar on Sunday.

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Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Musewala, was shot dead on May 29, 2022 in Mansa district of Punjab while he was going to Jawahar village in Mansa in a black Thar along with his friend and cousin . His vehicle was intercepted on the way and he was fired upon by six shooters. After the murder, Goldie Brar, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, claimed responsibility for the murder.

“Today #BharatJodoYatra Balkaur Singh Sidhu ji, father of famous Punjabi singer Late Sidhu Musewala, along with @RahulGandhi ji gave a befitting reply to the forces spreading hatred, fear and violence. Sidhu Musewala was murdered in broad daylight in Mansa, Punjab,” the Congress tweeted.

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moose Wala, was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29 last year.

Goldy Brar, a Canada-based member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, had claimed responsibility for the murder. Last month, he was detained by the US authorities. Mr Singh had welcomed the news.

Earlier, he has called upon the Union government to announce a reward of ₹ 2 crore for any information leading to the arrest of Goldy Brar. He even offered to pay for the reward from his own pocket.

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The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which was suspended for 24 hours in view of the death of Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary, resumed from Jalandhar’s Khalsa College Ground today. Mr Chaudhary died on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest during the Yatra.

The Punjab leg of the march began on Wednesday from Sirhind in Fatehgarh Sahib. The yatra took a break on Friday in the wake of the Lohri festival.

The march, which started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, will conclude in Srinagar by January 30. Mr Gandhi is expected to hoist the national flag at a special programme in Srinagar for which the Congress has invited the leaders of 21 opposition parties.

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