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Lok Sabha polls: Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar to run from Mumbai?

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 26, 2019, 1:23 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 2:23 am IST
The Rangeela actress has been offered a ticket by Congress to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) sitting member of Parliament.
Urmila Matondkar
 Urmila Matondkar

Mumbai: Bollywood film actress Urmila Matondkar is likely to be fielded by Congress from the Mumbai North seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The Rangeela actress has been offered a ticket by Congress to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) sitting member of Parliament, Gopal Shetty, said sources.

 

According to party insiders, Ms Matondkar is expected to join the Congress in the next couple of days after which the party will announce her name as its nominee for the Mumbai North seat.

For the Congress, Mumbai North, which has predominantly been a BJP and Shiv Sena stronghold, has always proved a tough constituency.

Hence it was looking for a strong candidate to fight a tough rival like Mr Shetty, who had defeated the then-sitting MP Sanjay Nirupam by more than 4,46,000 votes in 2014.

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