Mysuru, Mar 2 : Actress Sumalatha, wife of former Karnataka and Union Minister late M H Ambareesh, who has decided to enter politics today said that no one from Janata Dal (Secular) had met nor discussed about Lok Sabha election with her so far.
Speaking to newsmen on Saturday after visiting Suttur Mutt and seeking blessings of Seer Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji. she said “Our family was known to the seer for long and I came to seek his blessings".
She said she discussed with the Seer about the movie of her son Abhishek and also discussed the recent happenings.
On her recent tour of Mandya District with General Election round the corner, she said that she is touring Mandya district to feel the people’s pulse. "You all know about the political developments and nothing will happen as of now. I will let you know if there is any development", she added.
Meanwhile, speaking to media persons Film actor and Producer Rockline Venkatesh, taunting Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that “people who were respecting actor-politician Ambareesh when he was alive are now talking of a different version. It is giving room to a lot of questions and Kumaraswamy had questioned Ambareesh’s contribution to Mandya".
“I was with Ambareesh since my school days. Today, he is not with us but I extend my support to his wife Sumalatha. I will be with her whether she is in politics or Film. The situation would have been different had Ambareesh been alive. Those who could not speak anything in front of him are now talking rubbish against him. Such developments are giving us more confidence and the people will give reply,” he said.
“Ambareesh did not try to bring his family into politics and Sumalatha is entering to repay the debts of her husband to the people of Mandya. There is no question of winning or losing. What is important is to respond to the feelings of people of Mandya,” Venkatesh opined.
“Mr Kumaraswamy and his son Nikhil are close to me. Nikhil should enter politics. Let him contest from anywhere he wants and winning or losing is secondary. When a man is dead, no one should talk ill of him,” Venkatesh added. UNI