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".
Read Sanjay Nirupam's tweet here:
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.
Urmila Matondkar, who contested from Mumbai North in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, resigned from the Congress party blaming 'petty in-house politics' in her statement. She stated in her statement that her complaint to former Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora went unheeded by the party leadership. In her statement, Matondkar has also alleged that the people who she blamed for her Lok Sabha poll defeat have been rewarded by the Congress.
"It is obvious that the key functionaries of Mumbai Congress are either unable or not committed to bringing about a change and transformation in the organisation for the betterment of the party. My political and social sensibilities refuse to allow vested interests in the party to use me as a mean to fight petty in-house politics instead of working on a bigger goal in Mumbai Congress," Urmila Matondkar wrote in her resignation.
In the 2019 General elections, Urmila Matondkar contested from Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat against BJP's Gopal Shetty. She, however, lost to the BJP candidate, with Gopal Shetty winning for the second consecutive year with the margin of 4,65,247 votes.
The in-fighting within the Congress party was out in the open when senior leader Sanjay Nirupam took to Twitter shortly after the resignation of Milind Deora as the Mumbai Congress chief. Taking to Twitter, Sanjay Nirupam had wrote that "removal of Milind Deora as MRCC President is an appropriate decision taken by the Congress party, claiming that Deora "was not able to perform & energise the cadre".
Removal of Milind Deora as MRCC President is an appropriate decision taken by @INCIndia becoz he was not able to perform & energise the cadre.— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) September 7, 2019
Assembly elections are just 40 days away.
Acting president must take everyone into confidence to give #SSBJP a respectable fight.@kharge