Criminal complaint filed against Urmila Matondkar for calling 'Hinduism most violent religion'

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 April 2019, 10:56 PM
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar

A criminal complaint was filed against actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar by Bharatiya Janata Party’s Suresh Nakhua on Saturday. The complaint alleged that Matondkar hurt the sentiments of Hindus with her statement on a television show recently in which she allegedly said that “Hinduism has become the most violent religion in the world”.

Newly inducted into the Congress fold, Matondkar will contest from the Mumbai North constituency in Maharashtra. A day after joining the Congress, Matondkar lashed out at Narendra Modi-led government saying that there has been a rise of hatred and extreme intolerance during its five-year term.

"Under the current regime, there has been a rise of hatred and extreme intolerance towards everything and everyone in the last five years. It has grown by leaps and bounds. What is happening now is unacceptable,” Matondkar had said on Thursday.

Newly inducted into the Congress fold, Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar will contest from the Mumbai North constituency in Maharashtra, Mukul Wasnik, the general secretary in charge of the Central Election Committee said on Friday. A day after joining the Congress, Matondkar lashed out at Narendra Modi-led government saying that there has been a rise of hatred and extreme intolerance during its five-year term.

"Under the current regime, there has been a rise of hatred and extreme intolerance towards everything and everyone in the last five years. It has grown by leaps and bounds. What is happening now is unacceptable,” Matondkar had said on Thursday.

“The religion which has been known for its tolerance has turned out to be the most violent of them all. This is the thing I hate the most about Narendra Modi government’s five years,” she said in an interview to a news channel.

Mumbai's six Lok Sabha constituencies will vote on April 29 along with 17 others in the state's fourth phase of polling. If nominated, Matondkar's formidable rival would be BJP incumbent MP Gopal Shetty in the constituency that was once regarded a saffron party bastion.

First Published: Saturday, April 06, 2019 10:56 PM
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