A 'missing' complaint was filed in Mandya yesterday, requesting the Superintendent of Police (SP) to find the member of legislative assembly (MLA) Ambareesh. The step was taken after the MLA failed to visit his constituency in Mandya.


BJP leader Siddaraju Gowda filed the complaint, stating that he hoped to attract Ambareesh's attention, which was required to resolve issues faced by the people of Mandya.


In his complaint, Gowda said that it was the responsibility of the legislator to raise his voice on behalf of farmers, "but he has been ignoring Mandya."


“We don’t have any information about Ambareesh's whereabouts but he is often seen on television. During the cabinet reshuffle, he had said that he’ll resign from the post of MLA. We, who voted for him, don’t know whether he still continues to be our MLA or not. Please find him and bring him back to Mandya,” Gowda's complaint read.


Ever since losing his seat in the State cabinet on June 20, the MLA has not visited Mandya to redress grievances. The list of pending issues includes various development works and the Kaveri water issue, which is once again taking a serious turn now that the metrological department has predicted a shortfall of rain in the region. 


Mandya is facing a serious water deficit. The Kavery Irrigation Advisory Committee had assured water to farmers in the region, who grow short-term cash crops, but the promises weren't seen through. Several farmers in the district have committed suicide over crop failures and mounting debt.