Cong Slams Urmila Matondkar For Quitting, Calls Her 'business-minded'

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:


  • Senior Congress leader launched a sharp attack at Urmila Matondkar, a day after she quit the party
  • He said that people come and go from a party
  • Urmila Matondkar submitted her resignation on Tuesday to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi

A day after actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar quit from the Congress party, senior leader Sandeep Dikshit on Wednesday launched a sharp attack at her. The Congress leader, speaking to reporter over the development, said people come and go in a party. He added that it is the rough phase of a party that shows who joined the party for its ideology or for their benefit. 

"People come and go. There is no problem with that. I believe that when a party is going through a rough, then one finds out about those who joined the party for its ideology and those who joined for business. Business-minded people can go anywhere - your company did not pay you, you went somewhere else," Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said. 

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Milind Deora backs Urmila Matondkar

Former Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora backed Urmila Matondkar's reason to quit. Taking to Twitter, he said that he stood by Matondkar when she was let down by those who brought her into the party. He added that Mumbai North Congress leaders must be held accountable. Urmila Matondkar resigned from Congress stating that those whom she accused of failing to work for her Lok Sabha elections campaigning were rewarded rather than being held accountable.

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Sanjay Nirupam asks Matondkar to rethink

Shortly after Urmila Matondkar resigned from the Congress party on Tuesday, senior party leader Sanjay Nirupam took to Twitter and requested her to "rethink over her decision". He asserted that he had cautioned her long time ago. Sanjay Nirupam stated that infighting is part of every organisation, calling to fight against it instead of giving up. He went on to call Urmila Matondkar's resignation as "unfortunate". 

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