Just one month before the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Urmila Matondkar had hurt the sentiments of Hindus as she said Hinduism is the most violent religion
Bengaluru: Urmila Matondkar, the Bollywood actress who quit Congress today (September 10) was in the eye of a storm one month before the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
In an interview to Rajdeep Sardesai, she had hurt the sentiments of Hindus by equating Hinduism to the most violent religion. The anchor Rajdeep Sardesai was also blamed for not asking her not to make such remarks.
She had said, "Hinduism is the most violent religion in the world".
Close on the heels of her incendiary statement, a BJP worker Suresh Nakhua had even filed a complaint against her for hurting Hindu sentiments.
She was fielded by the Congress party in Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat, which is a strong bastion of the BJP. She however, went on to lose to BJP’s Gopal Shetty by almost 5 lakhs.
Urmila Matondkar had suddenly joined the Congress, blaming Modi for the religious intolerance and hatred and that democracy was in distress. She had further added, “Any responsible citizen feels we need to do something for the society. It was time for me to take a stance. There is a lot of religious intolerance, hatred. My ideology comes closest to the Congress. The thoughts of democracy were in distress. So I joined Congress.”
After a confident entry into politics with the help of Congress, she has quit it, much to the surprise of many.
According to Times Now, the 'Rangeela' star has said that she is disillusioned with the way the Congress has performed.
The actress had earlier expressed her disappointment in the party failing to act on the leaked letter of May 16 to Milind Deora detailing Congress' blunders in the polls.
Urmila Matondkar said that the letter was deliberately leaked and that it was an "act of betrayal. She further added that the party has not been able to drive any change after witnessing the fact that some of the key names mentioned in the letter faced no action, but were awarded with plum positions.
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Last Updated Sep 10, 2019, 5:48 PM IST