Karnataka

Sumalatha files nomination

Actor Sumalatha taking part in a roadshow with her son Abhishek and actors Darshan, and Yash in Mandya on Wednesday.

Actor Sumalatha taking part in a roadshow with her son Abhishek and actors Darshan, and Yash in Mandya on Wednesday.  

The wife of late actor-politician Ambareesh was accompanied by Kannada actors Darshan, Yash, and Doddanna, and actor-producer Rockline Venkatesh.

Actor Sumalatha, wife of the late actor and former Minister M.H. Ambareesh, filed her nomination papers here on Wednesday, followed by a roadshow and a rally.

She filed her papers amidst cheer by a huge crowd of supporters — which included a section of members of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) and even the JD(S) and the Congress.

She was accompanied by Kannada actors Darshan, Yash, and Doddanna, and actor-producer Rockline Venkatesh.

In an emotional speech at the rally, she launched an attack on the Janata Dal (Secular) for disparaging remarks against her.

She also expressed her severe displeasure with the Congress for leaving the Mandya seat to the JD(S) which prompted her to contest as an Independent. She exuded confidence of emerging victorious in the high-voltage poll battle. Later, Ms. Sumalatha conducted a roadshow from the Deputy Commissioner’s office to the Silver Jubilee Park off Bengaluru-Mysuru highway.

Ms. Sumalatha said that she was deeply hurt owing to the disparaging remarks on her by some JD (S) leaders. “Nevertheless, I had decided not to react to those remarks,” she said adding that the people of Mandya and her supporters should give a fitting reply to such remarks.

“Wednesday is an important day in my life,” she said. “Contesting elections is not an easy task. But it will not be an uphill task either if the electorate shower their blessings.”

Special prayers

Hours before filing her nomination, Ms. Sumalatha offered special prayers at Chamundeshwari temple atop Chamundi Hills.

Ms. Sumalatha recalled that Ambareesh would visit the remple before filing his papers everytime.

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