A complaint has been lodged against actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar by Modi’s ‘Bharatiya Janata Party’ (BJP) for allegedly making anti-Hindu remarks. The Bollywood star recently joined Congress as a candidate and will be contesting against BJP leader Gopal Shetty who is the sitting MP.
Urmila is married to Muslim Moshin Akhtar, and recently divulged her questions regarding peoples’ rights under Modi’s tight-lipped institution – hence her entering the realm of Indian politics.
Urmila recently came under fire after a BJP worker filed a complaint against her after a news interview of the actress surfaced showed her allegedly claiming that Hinduism is the most violent religion in the world.
जब #Elections2019 आएगा ये अपनी गिरगिटी चरित्र को चरितार्थ करने आ जाएगा
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The actress brushed the allegations as “bogus, baseless and filled with ulterior motives,” according to NDTV.
Urmila asserted that she had been “grossly misquoted by the complaint, who is a BJP member with mala fide intentions.” She said that in the interview originally quotes, she dismissed a “fake, divisive and violent ideology” that was being sold by the rightwing party “in the name of Hinduism.” She said this was misleading Indians and was “bring[ing] disrepute to the great religion.”
The actress said that “Hinduism is an epitome of peace, inclusiveness, and non-violence” and believes in a different kind of Hinduism the BJP promote.
Indians, however, have already denounced Urmila’s comments.
#UrmilaMatondkar, Height of Hypocrisy, Targeting Hindus & calling them violent to get Muslim votes & now dancing on road in Hindu festivals to attract Hindus. You are as much Hindu after marriage as #RahulGandhi after #indragandhi marraige to Feroze Jehangir "Ghandy/Khan"
— Ashish Mittal (@arcane_ashish) April 9, 2019
— Megs (@memegna14) April 9, 2019
It has become a trend to abuse Hinduism and @narendramodi just for marketing ones farce ideologies for useless political gains #UrmilaMatondkar
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— Meher M. (@Meher_07) April 9, 2019
— Anshuman Jaswal (@JaswalAnshuman) April 9, 2019
— sumanto.b🇮🇳 (@IamSam_1977) April 9, 2019
I completely agree with payal rohatgi as Mariam Akhtar Mir Begum (well known as Urmila Matodkar) should reveal her new n true identity publically. Why is she wearing a mask of Hindu face, to get Hindu (people from violent religion) votes? I hv no words,shame on #UrmilaMatondkar😏
— Anamika Sharma (@Anamika31072181) April 9, 2019
Really??? So Urmila Feeling apologetic after spilling out hatred shit ?? She has actually depicted the mentality of (we all know) she doesn't even deserve to fight elections..
— Ashwin Lawate (@ashwinlawate) April 9, 2019
— Kaushal (@krajthakkar) April 8, 2019
Urmila's muslim husband is the reason for sure
— Smita (@JoshiSmita16) April 9, 2019
Urmila aunty needs immediate medical attention, I request her to kindly visit Erragadda Hospital.
— Sree (@iamsreeni0304) April 9, 2019
Urmila, u have lost it.. and actually lost it badly.. Hindus don’t hate Muslims but they now simply hate u! Thuu
— Matrabhoomi (@Matrabhoomi1) April 9, 2019
Well, that was awkward.