: M.H. Ambareesh, who is contesting from Mandya Assembly constituency, has taken a palatial bungalow on rent at Chamundeshwari Nagar here.

During an election campaign at Keregodu on Monday, he promised voters that he would permanently shift his residence to Mandya if they elected him.

The actor’s wife, Sumalatha, has already started convening meetings with women’s organisations in Mandya. Meanwhile, Mr. Ambareesh on Monday met the former Minister M.S. Atmananda at his residence and sought his support in the elections.