Urmila Matondkar quits Congress, here’s why

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Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar who joins Indian National Congress earlier this year has recently quits politics.

Urmila Matondkar quits Congress

 The ‘Rangeela’ actress has cited ‘petty in-house politics’ as one of the reasons for quitting the party.

Urmila Matondkar quits Congress

In a statement to ANI, talking about her decision, the actress said,“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.”

Here’s a her resignation letter:

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In her statement, Urmila said, the thought of resignation came to her after no action was taken regarding her letter in which she had criticised close aides of senior party leader Sanjay Nirupam.

“To my utter dismay, the letter containing privileged and confidential communication was conveniently leaked to the media which according to me was an act of blatant betrayal. Needless to say, no one from the party was apologetic or even concerned towards me for the same despite my repeated protests,” Urmila Matondkar said in her statement.

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Urmila Matondkar had joined the Congress in March saying she was here to stay and will not leave after the elections.

“I am here because I believe in the ideology of Congress and what the party stands for. I have not joined the party for the sake of elections,” Urmila had said as she was welcomed by the then Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.