Urmila Matondkar further stated that it is needless to say that no one from the party was apologetic or even concerned despite her repeated protests.
Mumbai: Barely five months after joining the party, Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar’s stint with the Congress came to an end on Tuesday after she put down her papers blaming “vested interests” and “infighting within the party”.
In a press statement, Ms Matondkar said, “I’ve resi-gned from the Congress. The first thought of resignation came to me when after my repeated efforts, no action was taken in pursuance of my letter dated May 16, addressed to then Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora. Thereafter, to my utter dismay, the said letter containing privileged and confidential communication was conveniently leaked to the media which according to me was an act of blatant betrayal.”
She further stated that it is needless to say that no one from the party was apologetic or even concerned despite her repeated protests.
“Significantly, some of the persons specifically named in my letter for the shoddy performance of INC in Mumbai North were rewarded with newer positions instead of holding them accountable for their acts and omissions. However, 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,” the statement reads.
The Congress candidate from North Mumbai said that her political and social sensibility refused to allow vested interests in the party to use her as a means to fight petty in-house politics instead of working on a bigger goal in Mumbai Congress.
“I stand by all my thoughts and ideologies and will continue to work for people to the best of my capacity with honesty and dignity. I thank all the people who helped and supported me through my journey,” she added.
Mr Milind Deora, came out in support of Ms Ma-tondkar saying Mumbai North leaders must be held accountable. He tweeted, “After @UrmilaMatondk-ar decided to fight LS elections from Mumbai North, I supported her campaign who-leheartedly 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 (Sic)!”
The Asian Age tried to contact former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam but he remained unavailable for the comment.