Sumalatha Ambareesh

Sumalatha, the wife of the late Kannada superstar and Congress leader Ambareesh, is contesting from her husband's seat Mandya. She was a popular actor in the 1980s and 90s. Denied a seat by the Congress-JD(S) ruling alliance, she will take on Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil. She is backed by the BJP

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Nikhil Kumaraswamy plans image makeover; meets AP CM Jagan

Sumalatha's victory in the JD (S) bastion of Mandya has shocked the Gowda family, and there is now an effort to revive the party and particularly Nikhil's image after the loss.

Karnataka Bangalore Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP sweeps Karnataka with huge margins; winning 25 of 28 seats

Karnataka Bangalore Lok Sabha Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP has won with huge margins across the state, with Union Minister Ananthkumar Hegde winning with a margin of more than four lakh votes. Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South has won with a margin of more than three lakh votes. This is the real nature of the victory of the BJP. Huge and it has swept away all opponents.

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Karnataka big fight: BJP sweeps state, Congress-JD(S) fails to hold fort

BJP has secured 25 out of 28 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections while coalition partners Congress and JD(S) struggled by winning only one seat each.  Sumalatha Ambareesh, the lone independent candidate, who won from Mandya, is also backed by the BJP.

Sumalatha to gain from discord among Cong-JD(S) workers in Mandya, says son

"At the top level, whatever alliance Congress and JD(S) may have had, on the ground, day by day, the discord among grassroots workers is growing over Nikhil's candidature. This is benefiting my mother's electoral prospects," Abhishek, Sumalatha's son said.

Karnataka: Actress Sumalatha to contest against Kumaraswamy son

Sumalatha (55), widow of former Congress MP from Mandya MH Ambareesh, will be pitted against Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumarawamy’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the JD(S)-Congress alliance candidate.

In Mandya, Sumalatha wants to cash in husband Ambareesh's legacy

Sumalatha wants to contest from Karnataka's Mandya parliamentary constituency come what may.

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Sumalatha Ambareesh: In Mandya, standing between the CM Kumaraswamy’s son and a win, a star wife

Sumalatha says the Vokkaliga votes will split, and she is banking on the Dalits and Kurubas, who make up the traditional Congress vote bank.

Lok Sabha elections: Sandalwood stars heat up Sumalatha's campaign in Mandya

The Sandalwood support, however, has not gone down well with Chief Minister Kumaraswamy.

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