Sumalatha, the wife of late superstar Ambareesh, is contesting as an independent in Mandya against Nikhil Gowda of the Janata Dal Secular. Nihkil Gowda is the son of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son and the grandson of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda.
Recently Sumalatha met BJP leader SM Krishna and decided not to contest as a BJP candidate.
Now according to the latest update, miscreants stoned the house of Kannada film actor Darshan three days after he started canvassing support for actress Sumalatha. She filed her nominations on 20th March, which was followed by an emotional speech.
Darshan, who too hails from Mandya, including Yash and ‘Rockline’ Venkatesh, openly came out in support of Sumalatha.
The police said that Darshan was in Hyderabad for shooting when the incident occurred in the early hours Saturday.
Darshan and Yash have announced they will campaign for Sumalatha whereas Sudeep and Puneet Rajukumar have also expressed solidarity with her.