There was lack of coordination amongst the party workers during elections: Urmila Matondkar

Indian National Congress (INC) had fielded Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar from Mumbai North constituency during the Lok Sabha 2019 elections


After heavy defeat in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, things have been rough for Indian National Congress (INC) who have been surrounded with in-party conflicts. After resignation from Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora along with various Congress leaders, now the party's Mumbai North candidate, Urmila Matondkar has called out the party workers for lack of coordination.

Congress had fielded Urmila Matondkar from the Mumbai North constituency against Bharatiya Janata Party's Gopal Shetty, who was able to register a landslide victory against the Bollywood actress.

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However, in a recent development, a nine-page long letter written by Matondkar has surfaced. Dated May 16, the letter is addressed to the then Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora, in which, she blames the party workers for her defeat as 'they lacked coordination'. She also added that the party workers were not supportive during her Lok Sabha 2019 campaign. 

Accordingly, Matondkar has demanded strict and immediate action against the Congress party workers.

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Along with this, she also complained that the main office did not have enough space and the number of offices weren't enough at the respective constituencies. She also stated that due to lack of distribution of necessary promotional material, the voters could not understand the party's vision. 

Meanwhile, Matondkar released a statement after the letter surfaced,

At the outset, it’s extremely unfortunate that a confidential letter containing privileged communication should be made public. There are issues to be sorted in every party. I’ve joined congress with no personal interest/agenda except to serve my country. I’ve addressed the letter at the behest of the Mumbai President with sole intention to bring about  betterment in the party. It is extremely significant to note and I wish to highlight that that this letter was written way before the election results or even the exit polls..showing only my integrity, sincerity and commitment to party interest."

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