Recently, actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joined the Shiv Sena on Tuesday, 1st December. Party President and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray were also present during her joining.
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
Earlier on Monday, News agency PTI had reported that Maharashtra Chief Minister and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s close aide Harshal Pradhan has mentioned that the 46-year-old actress will join the party in the presence of Thackeray on Tuesday.
Speaking to ANI, Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Monday had also said the same.
In 2019, Urmila Matondkar was with Congress from the Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat, which she lost to BJP’s sitting Member of Parliament Gopal Shetty.
Nevertheless, she later quit the Congress, citing “petty in-house politics.”