Ending all speculation, actress Urmila Matondkar joined the Congress in the national capital on Wednesday afternoon.
The official handle of Congress confirmed the news on social media. It said, “Congress President @RahulGandhi welcomes Smt. Urmila Matondkar to the Congress Party”
Matondkar, who shot to fame as a child star in “Masoom” (1983), is likely to be named the Congress candidate for the Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat.
The actress Urmila also confirmed the same on her social media. She wrote, “Thank rahulji for a warm welcome…humbled and charged up about joining the party that believes in Believes in secular fabric of our society, democratic set up of our nation and supremacy of Indian Constitution which safeguards freedom and equality for all”
If nominated, Matondkar’s formidable rival would be Bharatiya Janata Party incumbent MP Gopal Shetty in the constituency, which was once regarded a BJP bastion.
Mumbai’s six Lok Sabha constituencies are going to the polls on April 29, along with 17 others in the state’s fourth phase of elections.
Urmila Matondkar is married to a Kashmiri, M.A. Mir, and her name has been doing the rounds since the past few days as the Congress grappled for an effective counter to the BJP.
Later, she worked with some of the biggest actors in major films like Narasimha, Chamatkara, Rangeela, Indian, Judaai and many more. Besides, she has acted in Marathi and South Indian language films and several television serials.
By News Helpline