Internal Politics Forces Urmila Matondkar To Quit Congress Ahead of Maharashtra Polls

Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar, who joined the Congress in March this year, has quit the grand old party, blaming “petty in-house politics” for her move.

In her statement, Matondkar accused the party of overlooking the concerns she had raised in a letter to former Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora on May 16.

She said that the letter “containing privileged and confidential communication was conveniently leaked to the media which according to me was an act of blatant betrayal,” she said.

The exit of Urmila Matondkar comes as a huge embarrassment to the grand old party who is struggling to keep their party together. The announcement comes a couple of month ahead of the Maharashtra assembly polls.

Matondkar, who joined the Congress in March this year, was defeated by BJP stalwart Gopal Shetty in the polls.

In the missive, she highlighted the failure of party leadership at local level on coordination, mobilising workers at grassroots, failure to provide proper resources to her by the two campaign coordinators.

She accused the coordinators provided to her of showing a “total lack of coordination, honesty and efficiency, ensuring a disastrous outcome”.

Source : Various