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Double trouble for Cong as Matondkar, Kripashankar leave

DNMUM442747 | 9/11/2019 | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :518 | Mumbai



Tuesday saw two high-profile departures from the Mumbai unit of the Congress — former city unit head and state Home minister Kripashankar Singh left after over three decades in the party; and actor Urmila Matondkar quit, after a mere five months of joining politics, citing anathema to infighting.
Kripashankar was a humble potato vendor on Mumbai’s streets until a chance meeting with former prime minister Indira Gandhi changed the course of his life. His loyalty ensured his ascendance in the party, but he cited Congress’ handling of the situation and comments after the abrogation of Article 370, as his reason for leaving the party.
His recent public bonhomie with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray gave rise to speculation that he m
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