If reports are to be believed, Ramya who shares a close-rapport with Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, at a recent meet with the party heads cited rift between Housing Minister Ambareesh and former external affairs minister SM Krishna, as the reason for her defeat.
Ramya lost the elections to CS Puttaraju of the Janata Dal (Secular) by a margin of around 5,500 votes.
Many of her supporters are openly saying that it is the handiwork of Ambareesh, who never wanted to see Ramya winning the elections.
Even posters blaming Ambareesh for her defeat were seen in Mandya, before they were removed by his supporters. Although no official statement has been issued by Ramya and Amabreesh in this regard, fans of both the actors can clearly see the division in the two camps in Sandalwood.