Modi is good, but his policies are not: Urmila

Modi is good, but his policies are not: Urmila
Urmila Matondkar
Mumbai, Mar 28 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 3/28/2019 11:48:46 AM IST

A day after Urmila Matondkar joined the Congress, the actor blamed the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for growing intolerance in the country.

According to India Today, on her second day in politics, Urmila Matondkar made a series of allegations and questioned the Modi government and its policies.

“Personally Modi is good, but his policies are not,” Urmila Matondkar said on Thursday.

On her decision to join the Congress, actor Urmila Matondkar said, “I have read a lot about Gandhi ji, Nehru ji. My family followed ideology of the Congress party.”

“This is a democratic country. People should be free to speak and eat what they want. But look at the situation today when your comment or statement is related to your religion,” Urmila Matondkar said.

Urmila Matondkar alleged that people are being pitched against each other on the basis of religion.

“There is so much hatred now. People are killing each other on the basis of religion,” the actor-turned politician Urmila Matondkar said.

Urmila Matondkar also said that people are not happy with the Modi government. “All false promises are being made and unemployment is its peak,” Urmila said.

When asked why she did not raise the issue of intolerance earlier, Urmila Matondkar said that she did speak about the issue but the conversation was limited to family.

“Now that I have a platform, I will not speak within the four walls,” she said.

Speaking about her political innings, Urmila Matondkar said that she did not join the Congress party only for fighting elections. “I have more important issues to fight for. I am here to stay and play a longer innings,” she said.

However, Urmila Matondkar said she still didn’t know if she would be contesting the Lok Sabha elections.

A few days ago, Urmila Matondkar was trolled on social media to which she said, “Instead of spending on trolls, BJP should spend the same amount on people of our country and farmers. It would have helped.”

Urmila Matondkar said that artists are harassed on the basis of religion in Bollywood. “They are not treated well and asked to leave the country,” Urmila said.

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