Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Urmila Matondkar joins Congress
Film star Urmila Matondkar joined Congress today after a meeting with Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi. The Congress made an announcement by posting a picture on Twitter of Urmila receiving a bouquet from Rahul Gandhi.
According to media reports, the actress is expected to contest Lok Sabha polls from Mumbai. Urmila Matondkar told the media that it was her step towards active politics. She said, “I am taking my first step in active politics. I am from a family that has shaped my political views based on the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel. It is another matter that despite being from an academics-oriented family, I joined films. But I had social awareness right from childhood.”
Milind Deora, addressing his first press conference in Delhi after being named Mumbai Congress chief, said: “I have known Urmila-ji for years. She is not just one of India’s finest artists, but someone who is extremely opinionated on issues affecting our society and someone taking the political step for the long run to serve the country through the Congress party.”
– PTC NEWS