Year after quitting Congress, Urmila Matondkar joins Shiv Sena in presence of Uddhav Thackeray
Matondkar had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Mumbai North constituency as a Congress candidate. However, she had later quit the party over the functioning of its Mumbai unit
Mumbai: Bollywood actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket, joined the Shiv Sena on Tuesday.
Matondkar (46), who quit the Congress in September 2019 after five months in that party, joined the Shiv Sena in presence of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at his residence Matoshri in suburban Bandra.
Sena sources said Matondkar's name was forwarded to Governor BS Koshyari by the Shiv Sena recently for nomination to the Legislative Council from the governor's quota.
Matondkar, who lost to BJP's Gopal Shetty from North Mumbai Lok Sabha seat last year, recently took on actor Kangana Ranaut for equating Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK).
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