Urmila Matondkar quits Congress, blames 'in-house politics'

By Bhartendu Sharma  Published on  10 Sep 2019 10:20 AM GMT
Urmila Matondkar quits Congress, blames in-house politics

New Delhi: Actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar has resigned from the Congress party on Tuesday citing 'petty in-house politics' as the reason for this step.

"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 said.

Launching further attack, Urmila said that the "key functionaries of Mumbai Congress are either unable or not committed to bring about a change and transformation in the organisation for the betterment of the party."

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"First thought of resignation came to me when after my repeated efforts, no action was taken in pursuance of my letter dated 16th May, addressed to then Mumbai Congress President Mr Milind Deora. 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."

"Significantly, some of the persons specifically named in my letter for the shoddy performance of INC in Mumbai North were rewarded with newer positions instead of holding them accountable for their acts and omissions," she added further.

This comes barely six months after Urmila joined the Congress in the presence of Rahul Gandhi, Randeep Surjewala and other prominent leaders right ahead of the Lok Sabha 2019 Elections.

In her electoral debut, the actress-turned-politician lost by a margin of 4.65 lakh votes against BJP veteran Gopal Shetty in Mumbai North.

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