Sumalatha to contest as Independent from Mandya LS :
South Indian actress Sumalatha, wife of late Karnataka Congress leader and actor Ambareesh, on Monday announced her decision to contest Lok Sabha election as an Independent from Mandya.
“People of Mandya had a lot of faith in Ambareesh. I want to take forward his vision for Mandya. I will be contesting the elections as an Independent from the constituency,” Sumalatha told to media. Ambareesh, who passed away in November 2018, represented Mandya Loksabha segment in the past. Sumalatha said that she was expecting Congress ticket for Madya Loksabha.
As part of the seat-sharing agreement between the ruling parties, JD-S will contest from eight seats, including Mandya, while Congress will contest in the remaining 20 seats.
The JD-S, which currently holds the Mandya seat, announced that Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil, 29, as its official candidate. As a wife of a Late Ambareesh it is my job to serve the people of Mandya,” she concluded.