Former CM, Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah has warned the Mandya Congress leaders against supporting independent candidate Sumalatha, wife of former party leader, Rebel Star Ambareesh.
In a private meeting with the party leaders from the district, he's said to have directed them to not support Sumalatha, who is taking coalition candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy head on. "The party has taken a choice. This decision is final. If you extend support in Mandya, it'll have an effect on the party within the Mysuru," he said.
He additionally warned the leaders that if Nikhil is defeated within the Mandya, action is going to be initiated against them. "It isn't child's play. we want to win a maximum range of seats," he said. Sumalatha's decision to contest the polls has become a massive headache to the coalition government. whereas the Congress is viewing making a certain conclusion for Nikhil Kumaraswamy from the seat matrix point of view, the JDS desires Nikhil to win as a result of it's a status issue as Nikhil is that the JDS scion, who is debuting in politics this LS polls.