Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar will contest from the Mumbai North constituency in Maharashtra. She has newly joined congress in the presence of Rahul Gandhi. Mukul Wasnik, the general secretary in charge of the Central Election Committee announced her induction into the party.
Matondkar lashed out at Narendra Modi-led government saying that there has been a rise of hatred and extreme intolerance during its five-year term.
“Under the current regime, there has been a rise of hatred and extreme intolerance towards everything and everyone in the last five years. It has grown by leaps and bounds. What is happening now is unacceptable,” Matondkar had said after her induction into congress. Mumbai’s six Lok Sabha constituencies will vote on April 29 along with 17 others in the state’s fourth phase of polling. Matondkar’s formidable rival would be BJP incumbent MP Gopal Shetty in the constituency that was once regarded a saffron party bastion.