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Sumalatha got recognition because of me: Karnataka CM

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Chief HD on Tuesday said that Ambareesh, multilingual South-Indian and wife of former and union late Ambareesh, has got recognition in public because of him.

Speaking at a public rally in Mandya, said, "It is because of me that contribution of is being recognized and she goes around Mandya saying that JDS is a party of thieves. I am the chief because of no other person but you (audience) 'punyaatmas'."

Sumalatha, who filed her nomination papers as an on March 20 from Mandya, is set to contest against H D Kumaraswamy's son from the JD (S).

Her late husband had represented Mandya both as a (MP) and also as a Member of (MLA).

On March 18, she had contended that after her husband's demise in 2018, the people of the constituency started putting pressure on her to contest from Mandya seat.

She had also said that she was touring the constituency and so far has covered 35 wards in Mandya city municipal council area.

will vote to elect its members of Parliament during the second and third phases of polling on April 18 and April 23, respectively. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 16:18 IST