Urmila Matondkar resigns from Congress
September 11, 2019
Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar, who had joined politics just before the general elections this year has resigned from Congress party.
As per reports, the infighting within the party is the reason behind the decision taken by Urmila Matondkar to give up her party membership.
The actor said in a statement, "My political and social sensibilities refuse to allow vested interests in the party to use me as a mean to fight petty in-house politics instead of working on a bigger goal in Mumbai Congress."
Urmila Matondkar had joined the Congress in March 2019 and had contested from Mumbai North seat in General elections against BJP's Gopal Shetty. The contest had resulted in her defeat and she had later blamed mismanagement and lack of cooperation from the local congress leaders as the reason.
She had written a letter to then Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora in May and had blamed Sandesh Kondwilkar and Bhushan Patil, for her the election results .
Responding to Urmila's resignation, Congress leader Milind Deora tweeted, "After Urmila Matondkar decided to fight Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North, I supported her campaign wholeheartedly as Mumbai Congress president. I stood by her when she was let down by those who brought her into the party. Fully agree that Mumbai North leaders MUST be held accountable."
Urmila's resignation may cause a setback to the congress as Assembly Elections are to be held in Maharashtra in October.