Urmila Matondkar is Congress candidate from Mumbai North seat

Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar will fight next month's national election as the Congress candidate from the Mumbai North seat, the party reported on Friday.
Urmila Matondkar, 45, joined the Congress on Wednesday saying she joined the politics for long-term and wanted to contest against the politics of hate.
Milind Deora, who took supervisory responsibilities as Mumbai Congress chief this week, pushed for her name as the party's candidate in Mumbai North, a constituency held by the BJP.
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Urmila Matondkar will compete against BJP lawmaker Gokulnath Shetty.
"Sanjay Nirupam knew he will going to lose that is why he took off the garland of loss and gave it on Urmila Matondkar's neck. She is also going to be defeated and then she won't even return," Gokulnath Shetty told.
Another actor, Govinda (Ahuja), had earned the name of 'giant-killer' in 2004 when - in a major upset - he conquered former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik of the BJP.
Ram Naik was lost again in 2009 by Congress's Sanjay Nirupam, who defeated in 2014.
Urmila Matondkar joined the Congress after session of talks with party chief Rahul Gandhi. "I am taking my initial step in active politics. I am from a family that has framed my political views based on the beliefs of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel. It is another concern that despite being from an academics-oriented family, I joined movies. But I had social knowledge right from childhood," said the actor.
"I know when actors enter politics; they want to pull in voters because of their glamour. I would request you to keep such things away when it comes to me," she said.
Mumbai's six Lok Sabha constituencies will vote on April 29 with 17 others in Maharashtra.

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