'Threat to my life' said Urmila Matondkar, got police protection

Apr 16 2019 01:07 PM
'Threat to my life' said Urmila Matondkar, got police protection

Mumbai: Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar claimed that there is a threat to her life. The Congress candidate from Mumbai North parliamentary had sought police protection following a clash between Congress and BJP workers at Borivali Railway Station in Mumbai on Monday during one of her public meetings.

Matondkar told ANI, "They are doing this to create fear. It's just the beginning and may take a violent turn. I have asked for police protection as there's a threat to my life. I've filed a complaint.”

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As per the report, the clash broke out after some BJP supporters started chanting "Modi, Modi" while the actress was addressing the gathering. Matondkar has alleged that they were BJP workers and tried to create a scene during the meeting. She also alleged that the unruly BJP workers manhandled women as well. 

Matondkar said, "They were trying to intimidate women at the back. They were moving forward towards the direction where my vehicle was standing. Because of this, our people had to intervene and asked them to stop doing this.”

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Urmila Matondkar is up against the BJP sitting MP Gopal Chinayya Shetty in the Lok Sabha election 2019.

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