Urmila Matondkar: There is a threat to my life; BJP activists used abusive language against women
Urmila Matondkar, the actor turned politician and Congress candidate from North Mumbai said there is a threat to her life and she needs police protection
Hours after a fight broke out between Congress and BJP supporters in Borivali railway station Mumbai, Congress candidate from North Mumbai, Urmila Matondkar, has filed a complaint with the local police, demanding police protection.
Blaming the BJP for creating fear among voters, Matondkar said, “It is being done to create fear. It is just the beginning and may take a violent turn.”
“I have asked for police protection as there is a threat to my life,” asserted the actress.
Seeking police protection, Matondkar said while she was campaigning outside Borivali railway station, some BJP workers started shouting “Modi, Modi” and confronted the Congress workers.
“We were peacefully addressing people and from nowhere 15-20 people came and started shouting slogans. I didn’t react to it and thought these things keep on happening and signalled them to let go,” she was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
“But they all started vulgar dancing and using abusive language. They probably wanted to scare the women who were walking near us... Then a fight broke out and they even assaulted the women. From the first day I am saying their politics is of hatred,” she added.
Matondkar had joined the Congress last month in Delhi, and vowed to fight the politics of hate spearheaded by the BJP, many a times.
“I am taking my first step in active politics. I am from a family that has shaped my political views based on the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel,” she said after joining the grand old party in Delhi.