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Sonia Gandhi meets Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar in Tihar jail

D.K. Shivakumar

D.K. Shivakumar  

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday visited Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar in the Tihar jail. He is in judicial custody for the last 50 days since his arrest on September 3 by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case. She was accompanied by party general secretary (organisation) K.C. Venugopal.

This is the second visit by Ms. Gandhi to the Tihar jail in as many months. Last month, she met former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

Her visit comes days after JD(S) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy met Mr. Shivakumar. 

The Congress has maintained that both the leaders had been targeted by probe agencies as part of a political vendetta by the Modi government. Ms. Gandhi through her visits wants to send out the message that the party stands firmly behind the two leaders. 

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