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16 Apr 2019

Urmila Matondkar gets police protection after Congress, BJP workers clash

Urmila Matondkar gets police protection after clash

Urmila Matondkar, who is contesting polls from North Mumbai constituency, was given police protection on Monday after Congress and BJP workers allegedly clashed outside Borivali station, where she was campaigning.

The actor-turned-politician is fighting on a Congress ticket and said her life was under threat.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone XI) Sangramsinh Nishandar confirmed that Urmila would be given protection till general elections get over.

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Urmila Matondkar gets police protection after clash
Urmila said her gathering was disrupted by BJP workers

What happened

Urmila said her gathering was disrupted by BJP workers

Urmila alleged that when she was holding a gathering at Borivali station, BJP supporters came there and chanted "Modi, Modi!"

She maintained she didn't react initially and asked them to leave.

According to her, the workers also tried to do something obscene to enter the gathering. She alleged women at the meeting were also manhandled.

Soon, members of both the groups clashed.

Urmila claimed women were assaulted

"They all started vulgar dancing and using abusive language. Then a fight broke out and they even assaulted the women. From the first day, I am saying their politics is of hatred... I won't let this happen in Mumbai," said Urmila.

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Meanwhile, BJP leader claimed Congress workers beat people

However, BJP painted a different picture of what happened. BJP's Vinod Tawde said Urmila claimed she joined politics because freedom of expression was under threat, but she ignored actions of her own supporters.

"Train passengers were shouting Modi-Modi. Congress workers assaulted them. A woman too was beaten by them. BJP will complain to the Election Commission regarding it," Tawde said on Monday.

Urmila's opponent said people who raised slogans were commuters

Statement

Urmila's opponent said people who raised slogans were commuters

Gopal Shetty, who is BJP's candidate from North Mumbai, concurred. He claimed the people who raised pro-BJP slogans weren't party workers, but commuters.

"What can we do if people who admire Modi raise slogans in his name," he asked.

"I am from the pristine land of Shivaji where women are respected," he added and said the incident won't scare them.

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What happened at Urmila Matondkar's event?

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Where is Urmila Matondkar contesting from?

Asked 2019-04-16 11:22:42 by Devansh Chattopadhyay

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Urmila Matondkar is contesting from North Mumbai constituency.

What happened at Urmila Matondkar's event?

Asked 2019-04-16 11:22:42 by Hansika Shah

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Urmila Matondkar alleged that BJP workers tried to disrupt her meeting at Borivali station. Congress and BJP workers clashed at the event.

What did Urmila Matondkar do after the scuffle?

Asked 2019-04-16 11:22:42 by Rishika Das

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Urmila Matondkar filed a police complain and she was given police protection till polls get over.

What did BJP say on the incident?

Asked 2019-04-16 11:22:42 by Hansika Rao

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BJP said Congress workers beat up commuters who were raising pro-Modi slogans. The party said they would complain to Election Commission.

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