Mumbai, Apr 8 : Indian National Congress leader Priya Dutt and Bollywood actor Urmila Marondkar, who recently joined the INC, here on Monday filed the nomination papers from the Mumbai North Central and Mumbai North constituency respectively for the Lok Sabha elections.
Before filing the nomination papers, actor Sanjay Dutt sister Ms Dutt visited Siddhivinayak temple at Prabhdevi here. She is pitted against BJP’s sitting MP and daughter of late Pramod Mahajan-- Poonam Mahajan--who filed her nomination papers on Friday. In a tweet, Ms Dutt said, “visited Siddhivinayak Temple today morning to seek His blessings and to guide me on the path of righteousness for he greater good."
Ms Dutt was accompanied with her brother Sanjay Dutt, husband Owen Roncon, Member of Legislative Assembly Naseem Khan, Kripashankar Singh, Baba Siddiqui, Prof JC Chandurkar. New entrant into politics, Ms Matodkar, tweeted, “Making this new chapter in my life official. Send me your support and blessings as I file my nomination today.”
Ms Matondkar has been pitted against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Gopal Shetty in the Mumbai North constituency. The maximium city will go to polls in the fourth phase of the general elections on April 29. The results will be announced on May 23. In last general elections, BJP bagged 23 seats, its alliance partner Shiv Sena--18, Nationalist Congress Party--4, Indian National Congress--2 and one by Swabhimani Paksha. (UNI)