High time for Congress to introspect: Senior leader

Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra Minister Rajendra Darda has said actress Urmila Matondkar’s decision to join the Shiv Sena is a loss for the Congress. He also said it is high time that his party does an introspection.

‘Confident & flamboyant actress @UrmilaMatondkar switching over to @ShivSena is a sure loss to @INCIndia,’ he tweeted.

He added: ‘Well-versed in Marathi, she will, no doubt, be an asset to Sena. It’s high time for the Congress to introspect and the ShivSena to rejoice!!’

Urmila of <I>Rangeela<P> and <I>Indian<P> fame, who unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket, joined the Shiv Sena on Tuesday.

Urmila, 46, quit the Congress in September 2019, nearly five months after she was defeated by BJP’s Gopal Shetty from North Mumbai Lok Sabha seat.

She joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party president and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.