Congress fields Urmila Matondkar from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency

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The Congress on Friday fielded actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The decision came two days after she joined the party.

Urmila had joined the Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi on March 27 and had later said that she was “here to stay”.

“The Congress central election committee has approved the candidature of Urmila Matondkar as party candidate to contest the ensuing general elections from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency in Maharashtra,” the Congress statement said.

She will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopal Shetty.