Congress fields Urmila Matondkar from Mumbai North

The party released a list of another 12 candidates for the general elections

Mumbai: The Indian National Congress on Friday nominated actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar their candidate from Mumbai North.

Urmila Matondkar, 45, joined the Congress on Wednesday saying she was in it for long-term and wanted to fight against the politics of hate.

Milind Deora, who took charge as Mumbai Congress chief this week, pushed for her nomination as the party’s candidate in Mumbai North, a constituency held by the BJP.

Urmila Matondkar will face BJP lawmaker Gokulnath Shetty.

Coming to other candidates, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar will contest from  Bihar’s Sasaram parliamentary constituency.

The party renominated its sitting MP Ranjet Ranjan from Supaul in Bihar, as it released a list of another 12 candidates for the general elections. With this list, the Congress has so far nominated 305 Lok Sabha candidates. Amongst the candidates, four are from Bihar and seven from Odisha. The Congress also released a list of 20 candidates for Odisha Assembly election.

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