Added on : 2019-03-27 17:38:55
Actress Urmila Matondkar on Wednesday joined Congress ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi, marking the debut of her political career. She will reportedly contest the elections from Mumbai North constituency against Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) incumbent MP Gopal Shetty.
"I am taking my first step in active politics. I am from a family that has shaped my political views based on the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel. It is another matter that despite being from an academics-oriented family, I joined films. But I had social awareness right from childhood," said Urmila.