New Delhi: Actor Urmila Matondkar, 46, joined Shiv Sena in the small ceremony took place at in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister and party chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence Matoshri. Urmila has contested and lost in last year’s national election from the Mumbai North constituency. Later, she quit the Congress, accusing party leaders of factionalism and working against their own candidate.
She is likely to join the state’s Legislative Council from the Governor’s quota. The alliance of the Sena, Congress and Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party — Maha Vikas Aghadi has already forwarded her name to Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari. The Governor is yet to approve the list of 12 names.