Mandya's independent MP Sumalatha Ambareesh meets BJP leaders in Bengaluru

Newly-elected Member of Parliament from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency of Karnataka, Sumalatha Ambareesh met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader SM Krishna and Karnataka state president BS Yeddyurappa in Bengaluru today. While speaking on joining a party (Congress or Bharatiya Janata Party) she said, "Whatever I do, the decision will have to come from the people and according to me, as a independent MP, I am not allowed to join any party". She also shared her views on National Democratic Alliance (NDA), she said, "A strengthened government can do all kinds of welfare programs, and I am hoping to get the slice of that for my district."