New Delhi: Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar on Wednesday joined Congress. She was welcomed into the party by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
Matondkar was inducted into the party by Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora in New Delhi.
Addressing a press conference, Surjewala said the Bollywood actor will contribute in spreading the ideology of the party. Later, Urmila told reporters that she believed in Congress’ ideology.
“I would like to thank all Congress members, especially Rahul Gandhi ji for giving me a warm welcome. Today is a big day for me as I enter into politics. My family works on the principles of Nehru ji and Gandhi ji.”
“Freedom of speech is necessary in the country. Today, this freedom is in danger. I’m not here to show glamour. I am here to stay; I am here because I have faith in Congress’ ideology” she added.
Speculation is rife that Congress will field Urmila Matondkar as its candidate from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency. There are six Lok Sabha constituencies in Mumbai.
If Congress nominates her, she will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party incumbent MP Gopal Shetty.
45-year-old Matondkar took the entire nation by surprise when she tied the knot with her beau Mohsin Akhtar Mir on March 3, 2016.
Matondkar began her career at a very young age. Some of her noted work includes ‘Rangeela’ and ‘Pinjar’.