Cine actress and independent candidate contesting from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka, today, turned emotional after casting her vote in the constituency that was represented by her late husband and rebel film star Ambarish three times earlier. She said that “for the first time I have voted for myself, it was a new experience and a new beginning will start from today.”
She caste her vote at Dodda Arasinkere in Maddur. BJP is supporting her. She is contesting against Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil. She said the people had washed out the the dirt and that good days are here for the people of Mandya. Talking about her experience voting, she said that even she took five minutes to trace her number on the EVM. ” I am confident that people of Mandya are mature and they will definitely cast their vote to elect their leader.”
Sumalatha said that there has been an overwhelming response in every village she visited from the morning as she appealed to all the voters to participate in the festival of democracy to build a strong Nation and to elect a strong leader. She expressed satisfaction over preparations made by the district officers to conduct a free and fair election however there were few cases of people taking law and order into their hands and targeting her supporters, she said.
Sumalatha recieved good response when she reached the booth and she stood in line with other women to vote. She also offered puja at Kannada Basaveshwara Temple before voting. She paid a visit to the Chamundeshwari temple in Mysore earlier in the day where she appealed to the people of Mandya to vote for self respect.