Mumbai, December 1: Urmila Matondkar, actor-turned-politician joined Shiv Sena, in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday.

Last year, in September, just before the state Assembly polls, Matondkar distanced herself from the Congress citing “petty in-house politics” and said it defeated the “bigger goal” for the party’s city unit. Urmila Matondkar Resigns From Congress Party, Cites 'In-Fighting' in Mumbai Unit as Reason For Quitting.

Urmila Matondkar Joins Shiv Sena

This will be Matondkar's second party after she left the Congress in a huff on September 10 last year, post-defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Bharatiya Janata Party's Gopal Shetty in Mumbai North constituency.

Infact, from September 2019 till November 30 evening, Matondkar, 46, had categorically denied that she was planning to join the Shiv Sena, though strong speculation reigned in political and media circles.

(With additional inputs from agencies)

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