Sumalatha Ambarish campaigns at Maddur
Mandya: Mandya Lok Sabha Constituency Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambarish said that the meeting which was held between Co-ordination Committee Chairman Siddharamaiah and Congress leaders of Mandya district at Bengaluru yesterday will have no impact on poll results.
Speaking to reporters amidst her brisk campaigning at Yadaganahalli, Kadukottanahalli and other villages of Maddur taluk yesterday, she said that her late husband, actor-turned-politician Ambarish was associated with Congress for more than 23 years and added that the Congress leaders of the region are worried about their future and identity.
She said that apart from BJP, a majority of Congress leaders and JD(S) are also backing her in this election. “Some Congress leaders of various ranks are supporting me after tendering resignation to their posts. Interestingly, I have been receiving overwhelming response and rousing welcome from the voters wherever I canvass. I hope that Congress will support me,” she added.
During her campaigning at K. Honnalagere village at Maddur taluk, she urged voters to give her an opportunity to serve and represent them in the Parliament by electing her with a huge margin, as this election is a matter of prestige and self-respect for the people of Mandya. Sumalatha also garlanded the bust of Ambarish installed by his fans at D. Hosur village. Voters welcomed Sumalatha by showering flower petals at various villages.
While canvassing at Yadaganahalli village, Sumalatha said that the people of Mandya will be scripting history in the electoral politics by electing an independent candidate in this poll.
During Sumalatha’s electioneering at Kadukottanahalli, one of the supporters raised slogan “Independent candidate from Mandya, Sumalatha Ambarish, has already won the Lok Sabha elections.”
Ambarish’s son Abhishek, who was also accompanying his mother during campaigning, appealed voters to cast their votes for her mother. Fans welcomed Abhishek with “D Boss” slogans at Kadukottanahalli village.
Mandya LS candidates continue campaign today
Sumalatha Ambarish continued her campaign at various villages of Nagamangala segment this morning. She conducted poll campaigning in more than 18 villages including Cheenya, Brahmadevarahalli, Nagamangala and Devalapura. After a short break, actor Yash too resumed his campaign in favour of Sumalatha Ambarish from Malavalli today. He conducted road shows in about 33 villages of Malavalli Assembly segment including D.K. Halli, Halaguru and Poorigali.
Coalition candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy also resumed his campaign after performing puja at Haddinakallu Anjaneyaswamy Temple at Byrasandra village in Nagamangala Assembly segment. He conducted campaigning in 26 villages including Bellur, Bindiganavile and Mayigowdanahlli.