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

Press Trust of India December 01, 2020 16:01:22 IST
Year after quitting Congress, Urmila Matondkar joins Shiv Sena in presence of Uddhav Thackeray

Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joins Shiv Sena in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray. ANI

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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