Lok Sabha election results 2019: Sumalatha Ambareesh thanks BJP for support for winning Karnataka's Mandya constituency
Updated : May 27, 2019 09:41 AM IST
Sumalatha, 55, widow of Kannada film star and former Congress leader M.H. Ambareesh, won the seat — considered a JD-S bastion — by a margin of 1,25,876 votes, defeating the ruling Janata Dal-Secular candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the son of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.
Sumalatha secured 7,03,660 and Nikhil 5,77,784.
Mandya also recorded the highest voter turnout in the southern state with 80.24 per cent of the 13,72,308 votes polled.