Sonia Gandhi backing me a message for whole country: DK Shivakumar

Shivakumar, who landed in Bengaluru on Saturday, received a warm welcome from his supporters.

Published: 27th October 2019 02:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th October 2019 02:40 PM   |  A+A-

Shivakumar reaches Bangalore and addresses the press at the KPCC office on Saturday in Bangalore.

Shivakumar reaches Bangalore and addresses the press at the KPCC office on Saturday in Bangalore. (Photo | EPS)

By ANI

BENGALURU: Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Sunday said that party president Sonia Gandhi standing by him when he was arrested is a message for the whole country that the party stands by its workers.

"Sonia Gandhi is my leader and she has given me strength. She has stood with a party worker. It is not only DK Shivakumar. This is a message to the entire country," he told ANI.

Shivakumar said that the party will stand by all its workers in the hour of need.

"I never expected or asked for people to come out in support for me. However, people across the country supported me and showed their faith and love. I pray to God to give me strength so I can show them my gratitude and live up to their expectations," he added.

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The Congress leader had, on Saturday, said that he will fight for justice.

Shivakumar, who landed in Bengaluru on Saturday, received a warm welcome from his supporters. He was released from Tihar Jail on October 23 after Delhi High Court granted him bail in a money laundering case.

Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on September 3 and was sent to judicial custody till October 25.

The alleged money laundering case was registered against him by the ED in September last year, based on a complaint filed by the Income Tax department in which it had alleged tax evasion and hawala transactions amounting to crores.

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  • vinod sarwade

    She will back people like you no doubt about that since she will also shortly make a visit to tihar and then she would expect you to support her.
    25 days ago reply
  • Thomas

    Honest politicians like Siva Kumar should come to the forefront of leaders and take the party to new heights... forget about the EVM rigged results of 2019...
    1 month ago reply
    • vinod sarwade

      You said it.
      25 days ago reply
  • C Sampath

    It is Shivkumar’s prerogative to give a statement after his release.It may be that he feels that Sonia Gandhi backing him is a message to the whole country.But the question is what backing Sonia has from the country? 2014 and 2019 election results are indication of the support she enjoys.
    1 month ago reply
    • vinod sarwade

      He will lead by being a backer for finances.
      25 days ago reply
    • B Ramesh Adiga

      So aptly spelt out !
      1 month ago reply
    • Thomas

      Not only 2014 and 2019 elections but also the consecutive gujrat election too are said to be EVM-rigged....????????????
      1 month ago reply
      • vinod sarwade

        And now supporting the arch enemy SS not only to form gov but also to be part of the gov. Secularism my foot!
        25 days ago reply
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