Actor Urmila Matondkar, who had joined the Indian National Congress in March ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, has quit the party.
“I have resigned from the Indian National Congress. No action was take in pursuance of my letter on May 16, address to then Mumbai Congress President Mr Milind Deora,” Matondkar said in a statement.
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.
In letter contain privilege and confidential communication was leak to the media which according to me was an act of blatant betrayal,” she said.
The 44-year-old actor had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North seat as a Congress candidate. Urmila Matondkar had taken on senior BJP leader Gopal Shetty.
Urmila said resignation came to her after no action was take regarding her letter in which she had criticise close aides of senior party leader Sanjay Nirupam.
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.
“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,” Urmila added. Urmila said she will continue to work for people with honesty and dignity as she thanked all those who helped and supported her.