Actress turned politician Urmila Matondkar will be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the constituency of Mumbai North from the Congress party. A complaint has been filed against her by a BJP worker for making anti-Hindu comments on a TV show.
The actress made her stance clear on the matter and apparently issued a staement in which she termed the complaint as bogus, baseless and filled with ulterior motives. Urmila Matondkar expressed that on the TV show she had objected to fake, divisive and violent ideology being promoted by the BJP in the name of Hinduism, to misguide people and bring disrepute to the great religion. She went on to add that Hinduism was an epitome of peace, inclusiveness and non violence. Urmila expressed that she believed in Hinduism which embraced benevolent concepts of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ (The whole world is a family) and ‘Ahimsa Paramodharma’ (non violence). She went on to share that this was the Hinduism promoted by our great forefathers and Lokmanya Tilak, Gandhiji, Vivekanand and Sardar Patel and that she believed in love, and respected Hinduism in this sense and not in what the BJP wanted to promote.
The actress will be taking on BJP’s Gopal Shetty in the Mumbai North constituency, which votes on April 29, the fourth phase of the national elections starting this week. The results will be declared on May 23.
Urmila Matondkar shared with fans that she would be filing her nomination and that she needed their support and blessings on her social space