Urmila Matondkar quits Congress

   By Power Corridors ,  10-Sep-2019
Urmila Matondkar quits Congress

Urmila had contested from Mumbai North constituency against BJP's Gopal Shetty and had lost by a margin of 4.6 lakh votes

Bollywood Actress Urmila Matondkar, who had joined the Indian National Congress in March ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, has quit the party citing the politics inside it.

"I have resigned from the Indian National Congress. First thought of resignation came to me when after my repeated efforts, no action was taken in pursuance of my letter dated May 16, addressed to then Mumbai Congress President Mr Milind Deora," Matondkar said in a statement.

The actor was referring to a letter addressed to the party leadership, criticising the conduct of Sandesh Kondvilkar and Bhushan Patil, close associates of Sanjay Nirupam, a former Mumbai Congress president.

"Thereafter, to my utter dismay, the said letter containing privileged and confidential communication was conveniently leaked  to the media which according to me was an act of blatant betrayal. Needless to say, no one from the party was apologetic or even concerned towards me for the same despite my repeated protests," Matondkar added in the statement.