Bollywood actor turned politician Urmila Matondkar on Tuesday joined Shiv Sena in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray. She was earlier with the Congress but quit the party after she unsuccessfully contested 2019 elections. In March 2019, Matondkar had joined the Congress. In the general election, she was fielded from the Mumbai North constituency. She lost the election to BJP’s Gopal Shetty by over 4.5 lakh votes.
अभिनेत्री @UrmilaMatondkar जी यांनी आज मातोश्री निवासस्थानी शिवसेना पक्षप्रमुख, मुख्यमंत्री उद्धव बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांच्या उपस्थितीत आणि सौ. रश्मीताई ठाकरे यांच्या हस्ते शिवबंधन बांधून शिवसेनेत जाहीर प्रवेश केला. pic.twitter.com/lAv21HjbaH
— ShivSena – शिवसेना (@ShivSena) December 1, 2020
After losing election badly, she resigned from the Congress in September 2019. She blamed internal politics of the party behind her defeat.