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Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar joins Congress party

March 28, 2019

Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar officially joined Congress party on Wednesday. She met Congress party President Rahul Gandhi who welcomed her to the party. Matondkar will contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and will be a likely candidate from North Mumbai.

We warmly welcome Smt Urmila Matondkar to the Congress party today-Srinivas BV, National Vice-President, Indian Youth Congress

Matondkar joining politics came as a surprise to her fans. Matondkar, while addressing a press meet on Wednesday said that she has been raised in a family that believed in ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru. She also requested people to not vote for her based on glamour or her cinema background. Instead, to look at what she has to offer for the common man.

"Welcomes Smt. Urmila Matondkar to the @INCIndia Party Heartiest Congratulations #UrmilaMatondkar Wishing you happiness and success ! More power to you, tweeted Sonakshi Vasishta, Congress Member

Matondkar had entered into cinema at a very young age. Apart from doing Bollywood movies, she has tried her luck in some South Indian movies as well. She got married to businessman Mir Mohsin Akhtar in 2016 at a private function. Recently, Actress Jayaprada had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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