Karnataka’s Mandiya is in the news as late actor Ambareesh’s wife and former actress Sumalatha Ambareesh contests from here. She is standing as an independent candidate against Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil.
Now again the constituency is in the news as three more Sumalathas have filed their nomination to contest from here.
All the other three Sumalathas have surfaced, all of whom are contesting as independents. While the actress has given her addresses as JP Nagar in Bengaluru as well as Dodda Harasinakere in Maddur in Mandya district, the other three are from Mandya and Ramanagar districts. Widow of popular Kannada film actor Ambareesh, Sumalatha has stated in her affidavit that she has passed SSLC.
The affidavit submitted by M Sumalatha, wife of Manje Gowda, said she is from KR Pete in Mandya and has passed eighth standard.
Another Sumalatha is wife of Sidde Gowda and hails in Mandya. She has completed her seventh standard.
The only postgraduate among them is Sumalatha P, an MSc, from Kanakapura in Ramanagara district, wife of Darshan K. the irony is Kannada film actor Darshan is campaigning for actress Sumalatha.