Rebel Star Ambareesh has won from the Mandya constituency and will enter the Karnataka Assembly for the first time. The Sandalwood star-turned politician has been elected to the Parliament three times and has also been the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting once. However, he lost elections to the Assembly twice, once each from Ramanagara and Srirangapatna.
When counting started on Sunday morning, Ambareesh maintained a lead from the very beginning.
Being a senior, Ambareesh is expected to get a senior post in a Congress government.