LS polls: Sumalatha files nomination for Karnataka's Mandya seat as independent

Actress Sumalatha on Wednesday filed her nomination papers to contest from Mandya Lok Sabha seat as an independent candidate in Karnataka. Sumalatha is the wife of late Congress MP Ambareesh, who held the Mandya Lok Sabha seat from 1998 to 2009, and will be taking on JD(S) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy, who is the son of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. Earlier, there were rumours of Sumalatha joining the BJP as she had met the party leader SM Krishna last week.