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.
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.
After @UrmilaMatondkar decided to fight LS elections from Mumbai North, I supported her campaign wholeheartedly as @INCMumbai President. I stood by her when she was let down by those who brought her into the party. Fully agree that Mumbai North leaders MUST be held accountable!— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) September 10, 2019
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".
Infighting is part & partial of every organisations. We must fight against this instead of giving up.— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) September 10, 2019
I had cautioned @UrmilaMatondkar long ago & told her not to get into it & have patience.
Its unfortunate that she has resigned. Request her to rethink over her decision.