A three-term MP from Mandya, Ambareesh passed away in November last year due to prolonged illness. Banking on Ambareesh’s mass appeal and fan base, the multi-lingual actress Sumalatha requested state Congress leaders and expressed her wish to contest Lok Sabha from Mandya but citing seat-sharing pact with JD(S) Congress turned down the request.
Launching a frontal attack on state Congress leaders, Sumalatha said that Congress party by granting Mandya seat to JD(S) has mocked the works in Mandya. Reports on various social media platforms making rounds about Sumalatha’s poll understanding with BJP. On the other hand, JD(S) is planning to field Nikhil Gowda, son of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy from Mandya. Karnataka will go to polls on April 18 and 23.