Urmila Matondkar joins Shiv Sena

Mumbai: Bollywood actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket, joined the Shiv Sena on Tuesday.

Urmila (46), who quit the Congress in September 2019 after five months in that party, joined the Shiv Sena in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at his residence Matoshri in suburban Bandra.

Sena sources said Urmila's name was forwarded to Governor B.S Koshyari by the Shiv Sena recently for nomination to the Legislative Council from the governor's quota.