After Urmila Matondkar resigned from Congress saying that those who she accused of failing to work for her Lok Sabha elections campaigning were rewarded than being held accountable, the former Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora has backed her statement. Urmila Matondkar had written to Milind Deora on May 16 even before Lok Sabha elections ended complaining about 'petty in-house politics' which resulted in her campaigners failing to do work. Milind Deora said that he had supported her campaigning fully and blamed 'those who brought her in the party of letting her down'.
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
As per reports, Matondkar had written to the former Mumbai Congress chief even before the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections had concluded saying that her campaign coordinators and other key party functionaries did not perform their duties for the poll campaigning, After Mumbai had voted on April 29, the actress in her letter said that Sandesh Kondwilkar, the chief campaign organiser, and party functionary Bhushan Patil failed to carry out their duties. She also said that their failure to hold key meetings and mobilise party workers led to lack of confidence and energy in the cadre. Reports allege that Kondwilkar and Patil are close to Sanjay Nirupam who was replaced as the Congress chief with Milind Deora
Shortly after actress-turned-politician 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". Adding that he cautioned Urmila Matondkar long time ago and not get into infighting, Sanjay Nirupam stated that infighting is part of every organisation and it must fight against it instead of giving up. Sanjay Nirupam called Urmila Matondkar's resignation as "unfortunate".