Urmila Matondkar resigns from Congress blaming petty in-house politics
Barely five months into Congress, actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar quits the party blaming petty in-house politics. The announcement has come at a time when the Congress is already going through turbulent times and is preparing for the assembly elections in Maharashtra.
An upset Matondkar released a statement saying, "The first thought of resignation came to me when after my repeated efforts, no action was taken in pursuance of my letter dated 16th May, addressed to then Mumbai Congress President Mr. Milind Deora. Thereafter, to my utter dismay, the said 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."
It may be noted that on May 16th, the 44-year-old criticized the conduct of Maharashtra Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam’s associates Sandesh Kondvilkar and Bhushan Patil and accused them of ‘total lack of coordination, honesty, and efficiency, ensuring a disastrous outcome’.
The actor-turned-politician joined the party in March and unsuccessfully contested the 17th Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North seat against BJP’s Gopal Shetty.