Elections 2019: Sumalatha Leads Dynast Nikhil Kumaraswamy From Mandya Seat By 3000 Votes In A Close ContestPrime candidates in Mandya: Sumalatha Ambareesh (Independent) and Nikhil Kumar (Congress-JDS).

In the high-profile Mandya Lok Sabha constituency which saw a record voter turnout of 80.24 per cent, it’s a close contest between the JD(S) candidate and dynast Nikhil Kumaraswamy and independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh.

While Nikhil has garnered 108430 votes, Sumalatha leads the constituency with 111813 votes.

Sumalatha contested as an independent after her request for a Congress ticket was denied. The Congress gave the seat to its alliance partner, the Janata Dal (Secular), which put up the 31-year-old up-and-coming actor Nikhil.

He is the son of Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy and grandson of former prime minister Deve Gowda.

Defending his move to field three of his family members in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had earlier said that dynastic Politics have in-fact helped regional parties to thrive.

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