Today, Sumalatha met SM Krishna to seek the support of BJP if she contests as an Independent. The Actress told she would announce her decision whether to contest as Independent or BJP Candidate on March 18th.
SM Krishna told BJP will decide whether it should contest from Mandya or not based on the decision taken by Sumalatha.
There was severe pressure from Fans on Sumalatha to contest elections after the demise of Ambareesh. She wished to contest from Mandya on Congress Ticket but was snubbed. And hence, Other options have been considered by her. Sympathy Wave and BJP's Support could work in favour of Sumalatha in Mandya.