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Feeling 'betrayed', Urmila Matondkar quits Congress
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Feeling 'betrayed', Urmila Matondkar quits Congress
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Mumbai, Sep 10 (TIWN) Caught in a web of intra-party politicking, Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar abruptly quit the Congress on Tuesday, alleging 'betrayal' by the party.

“I hereby resign from the Indian National Congress (INC) as a member and from any post held in the INC. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to work for INC,” said Matondkar in a terse letter to interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi dated September 7.  She said the first thoughts of resigning from the party came when — despite her repeated efforts — no action was taken in pursuance of her explosive letter dated May 16 to the former Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora, which was ‘leaked’ in early July. 

“Thereafter, to my utter dismay, the said letter containing privileged and confidential communication was conveniently leaked to the media, which according to me was an act of blatant betrayal,” Matondkar said.  She claimed that nobody from the party was apologetic for the leak of the nine-page letter, nor was anybody concerned for her despite her repeated protests over the issue.  In the letter, Matondkar had named certain key persons in the party’s local units at the block and ward levels and other infighting which reportedly resulted in her maiden electoral loss in the Lok Sabha polls earlier this year.

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