MUMBAI: Bollywood actor
, who joined the Congress this week, is the latest Bollywood figure fielded by the event from the Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency, a BJP stronghold.
Matondkar is pitted against BJP MPGopal Shetty, who defeated identical outdated Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam within the 2014 Lok Sabha ballot.
Matondkar, who has seemed in standard Hindi motion photographs fancy “Rangeela” and “Satya” and within the severely-acclaimed “Masoom” as a child artiste, will form her electoral debut with the April 29 pollin that constituency.
Within the previous, the Congress had fielded Bollywood actor Govinda from the Mumbai North seat, which he received.
In response to sources within the Congress, the event changed into shopping for a identified face to buy on Shetty, perceived as being a solid candidate.
The hunt ended with Matondkar, the source added.
“Some celebrities recently obtained linked to the event. Matondkar happens to be basically the most neatly-liked name among them,” the source talked about.
BJP leader Ram Naik, at this time the governor of Uttar Pradesh, had represented the constituency between 1989 and 1999.
Naik’s a hit mosey came to an dwell in 2004, when actor Govinda defeated him.
Govinda didn’t strive against the 2009 election, which changed into efficiently contested by Nirupam.
The Congress has furthermore introduced its candidates in four somewhat just a few Mumbai seats — Mumbai northwest (Nirupam), Mumbai north-central (Priya Dutt), Mumbai south (Milind Deora) and Mumbai south-central (Eknath Gaikwad).
The Congress has shared the Mumbai North East seat with its enormous alliance partner, the NCP.
Hit by the Narendra Modi wave within the final election, the Congress would possibly per chance well also right only two seats in Maharashtra within the 2014 no longer unique election, failing to compile any of the five seats it contested in Mumbai.
The whole Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai will plod to polls on April 29.
As phase of its seat-sharing scheme with the NCP and somewhat just a few parties, the Congress is contesting 24 seats of the total 48 constituencies within the scream.
It has to this level declared 23 candidates in Maharashtra and is yet to name a candidate from the Pune constituency.
The NCP will enviornment candidates in 20 of the seats within the scream.
The Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana led by MP Raju Shetti will contest two seats, whereas the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi and Yuva Swabhiman Paksh will contest a seat every.