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Dr Rajkumar Believed In Women Empowerment: Shivaraj Kumar

Sandalwood King Shivaraj Kumar aka Shivanna, who has revealed that he will campaign for his wife Geetha, a JDS nominee from Shimoga constituency, has said that his father Dr Rajkumar had never hated politics and he believed in women empowerment. It was said that Raj's family will never see themselves in politics as Kannada's cultural icon Dr Rajkumar had maintained a safe distance from it.

Dr Rajkumar's eldest daughter-in-law Geetha Shivaraj Kumar has broken Raj's family myth by filing the nomination for upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Defending his wife's stand, Shivanna said, "Our father was personally not interested in joining politics. But he never hated it. He never advised any of us against getting into this field. It's not a crime to join politics." The actor had accompanied his wife for the press conference, which was recently held in Bangalore.

Shivanna also said that if his father Dr Rajkumar had disliked the politics, he would have never let him to marry Geetha, who is the daughter of Karnataka's ex-Chief Minister Bangarappa. "My Father had believed in women empowerment and freedom, and he always used to encourage my mother, who handles Vajreshwari combines," says Shivanna, who clears that he would campaign for his wife, but not for party. Continue reading the story on slide show...

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