The Mandya district administration has made hectic preparations for counting of votes at Government Boys College on May 23.
Analysts believe now might be the best time for the JD(S) to grow as a party with other players and not limit itself to just one family.
In Mandya for instance, if you bet Rs 1 lakh on Sumalatha, you will receive Rs 1.8 lakh if she is elected and if you bet Rs 1 lakh on Nikhil Gowda, then you win Rs 1.4 lakh if he wins.
Sumalatha emphasised that she wished to improve the atmosphere and create a healthy environment after the elections were over.
Voters of Mandya Lok Sabha seat lived up to the hype around the intense battle for legacy, registereing a turnout of 80.23% — the only constituency to cross the 80% mark.
Gowda said his opponents accused him of indulging in family politics but his rise in politics was possible because of God and voters, whom his family served to the best of its ability.
The Congress president’s rally will be significant as it could unite the warring Congress and JD(S) units in Battleground Mandya.
Prominent leaders have already clarified that they will not campaign for coalition candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy, or associate with JD(S) workers.
The clip contains a conversation between former Congress MP G Madegowda and district in-charge minister C S Puttaraju of JD(S).
While Mandya is seeing star presence in support of Sumalatha Ambareesh, farmers make heavy business by selling flowers showered to these stars.
Nikhil accused the BJP of resorting to tactics like income-tax raids to derail his campaign.
The release of Cauvery water has come as a shot in the arm for JD(S) workers in Mandya Lok Sabha constituency as farmers are getting water for two crops.
BSY who was accompanying BJP candidate Umesh Jadhav during filing of nomination papers for Gulbarga LS seat said that the BJP would win both Kalaburagi and Bidar.
Actor’s arrival promises to be just the beginning of a campaign which will have other Kannada film stars joining in soon.
Sumalatha had accused Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy of misusing his power and directing the authorities to accept the papers with flaws as a few columns were not filled.