Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar may contest Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai-North seat. According to India Today reports Congress is trying hard to convince the actress to contest the elections from Mumbai-North seat. In 2014 Sanjay Nirupam was defeated by BJP leader Gopal Shetty by more than 4 lakh 46 thousand votes. However, now Nirupam has shift his constituency and is going to contest from Mumbai-North West seat.
Meanwhile, Congress is unable to find any candidate who can give tough to Gopal Shetty from Mumbai-North. So as per reports Congress leadership approached Urmila Matondkar to contest from Mumbai North. She is likely to meet Rahul Gandhi before the announcement is made.
If she accepts candidacy then she will be the second Bollywood personality who accepted to contest from the Mumbai North seat. Earlier Congress had fielded Govinda from North Mumbai and had achieved desirable results in 2004. North Mumbai has always been a difficult constituency for the Congress. Incumbent UP governor Ram Naik represented this constituency five times consecutively.