I am not joining any political party, says Urmila Matondkar after quitting Congress

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MUMBAI: Amid speculation that the Shiv Sena might be her next choice after quitting the Congress recently, actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Tuesday sought to put such reports to rest, saying she is not joining any political party.

Urmila's clarification comes in the wake of reports that she was in touch with Uddhav Thackeray's close aide Milind Narvekar since she walked out of the Congress, and might consider joining the Sena, the main constituent of the BJP-led Maharashtra and Central governments.

Assembly elections are due in Maharashtra next month.

She had announced her resignation from the Congress owing to "petty in-house politics" on September 10 this year withing six months of joining the Grand Old Party and unsuccessfully contesting her maiden election from Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat against BJP's Gopal Shetty.

Urmila had then said that she stood by her "thoughts and ideologies" and will continue to work for the people.

"I am not joining any other party so it's a kind request to the media to kindly not share whatever they hear. It is unfair towards me to say the least and also not appropriate towards any party," she said in a statement on Tuesday.

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)

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