Urmila quits congress due to ‘in house politics’

Actor Urmila Matondkar has quit congress with a sour statement that has left the party in anger ahead of the coming assembly elections in Maharashtra.  Ms. Matondkar has said that she did not wish to be used for “petty in-house politics”.

She said that it is obvious that the key functionaries of Mumbai Congress are either unable or not committed to bring about a change and transformation in the organisation for betterment of the party.

The actor-turned-politician has also expressed concern over ‘an act of blatant betrayal’ in connection with a letter sent to Milind Deora.

In her letter, Ms Matondkar told the media that not only no action was taken on her complaints, her letter was “conveniently leaked to the media”.

Sandesh Kondvilkar and Bhushan Patil have been close associates of Sanjay Nirupam, who had preceded Milind Deora as the chief of the party’s state unit. Mr. Deora had been one of the critics of Sanjay Nirupam.

Mr. Deora had resigned last week following the party’s rout in the state in the national elections. He has been replaced by Eknath Gaikwad, who has been named the interim chief.

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