Mumbai | Actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar has resigned from Congress months after she had joined the grand old party before the Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking on the resignation she said in a statement released, “First thought of resignation came to me when after my repeated efforts, no action was taken in pursuance of my letter dated 16th May, addressed to then Mumbai Congress President Mr Milind Deora”.
Referring to the letter she had written to the Congress central leadership where she had criticised the “disorganisation of the party”, she said, “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”.
“Needless to say, no one from the party was apologetic or even concerned towards me for the same despite my repeated protests”, she said.
She also pointed out that some members of the party were awarded with newer postition even after their “shoddy performence”.
“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”, she said.
Congress saw a massive defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Matondkar had lost to BJP’s Gopal Shetty from Mumbai North.