Highlights

  • Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joined Bharat Jodo Yatra
  • Matondkar joined Congress march from Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Matondkar quit Congress in 2019, after losing the Lok Sabha election

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Matondkar was a Congress member for 6 months in 2019, when she lost the Lok Sabha election.

Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra had another high-profile participant on 24 January 2023 as actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joined the Congress march. She joined the Yatra soon after the march started from near the Army garrison in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota.

Matondkar was a Congress member for 6 months in 2019, when she lost the Lok Sabha election from the Mumbai North constituency. She joined the Shiv Sena in 2020.

Noted author Perumal Murugan and J&K Pradesh Congress committee president Vikar Rasool Wani, his predecessor G A Mir and former minister Abdul Hamid Karra also joined them alongside hundreds of other carrying the tricolor in their hands.

The march is scheduled to make two night halts at Ramban and Banihal along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway before its culmination in Srinagar with a grand rally at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium on January 30.

A 65-member strong Ladakh delegation led by Ladakh Territorial Congress President Nawang Rigzin Jora joined Gandhi at the start of the yatra and briefed him about the issues and concerns of their people, one of the delegation members said.

(With PTI inputs)

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