Kickstarting a verbal war against actor-turned-politician Sumalatha, DC Tammanna, a JD(S) leader from the region took a dig at Sumalatha saying she was very discourteous to people who visited her house.
Adding to it, he said Sumalatha did not even have the bent of mind to offer a cup of coffee or tea to the guests, but now, wants to contest from Mandya.
Rejecting this allegation, Sumalatha Ambareesh said she was ready to sit with everyone and sort out issues. She added that she looked upon everyone like her own family and did not discriminate.
Though the JD(S) has fielded CM HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy from Mandya and Congress has openly conceded that the Manday seat will got for JD(S), Sumalatha has not lost all hopes. There are talks of her contesting either as an independent or as a BJP candidate.
On the issue of the Bharatiya Janata Party fielding her, she said that as of now, none had approached her. But if someone did approach her, she said she would sit with them and say what’s on her mind.