Urmila Matondkar, Standard Actor Who Switched from Cong to Shiv Sena, ‘Walks for Unity’ with Rahul Gandhi
Final Up to date: January 24, 2023, 13:43 IST
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joined Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra because it resumed from the garrison city of Nagrota on a chilly Tuesday morning.
Matondkar, a preferred Bollywood stars of the Nineties, joined Gandhi shortly after the march began from close to the military garrison round 8 am amid tight safety, with Congress employees and supporters lined up on the street alongside the path to welcome them.
Matondkar (48) had resigned from the Congress in September 2019 after a brief affiliation of six months, and joined the Shiv Sena in 2020.
Wearing a cream-coloured conventional Kashmir Pheran (free robe) and beanie cap, Matondkar was interacting with Gandhi as they marched alongside.
Famous creator Perumal Murugan and J&Ok Pradesh Congress committee president Vikar Rasool Wani, his predecessor G A Mir and former minister Tariq Hamid Karra additionally joined them alongside lots of of different carrying the tricolor of their arms.
The yatra, which began from Kanyakumari on September 7, entered Jammu and Kashmir from Punjab on Thursday and reached Jammu metropolis on Monday.
The march is scheduled to make two evening halts at Ramban and Banihal alongside the Jammu-Srinagar Nationwide Freeway earlier than its fruits in Srinagar with a grand rally on the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium on January 30.
A 65-member robust Ladakh delegation led by Ladakh Territorial Congress President Nawang Rigzin Jora joined Gandhi in the beginning of the yatra and briefed him in regards to the points and issues of their folks, one of many delegation members stated.
A bunch of Kashmiri Pandit migrant ladies, sporting their conventional apparel and carrying flower petals, have been ready outdoors the well-known Kol-Kandoli temple to welcome Gandhi.
“We’re wandering in Jammu for the final three many years after our migration from Kashmir. We now have come right here to welcome Gandhi as he might assist in our rehabilitation again within the Valley because it was Congress which labored for the neighborhood up to now by offering employment package deal to our youth,” Geeta Koul informed PTI.
She stated the most important difficulty for them is the rehabilitation of the neighborhood and the BJP has miserably “failed” on this mission and “ignored us”.
After strolling for over one-and-a-half hours, the yatra is scheduled to make a stopover and can resume close to the Military gate Rehambal in Udhampur district at 2 pm.
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