Actor-politician Urmila Matondar, the Congress candidate from Mumbai North, today said that she "would not quit politics" after leads in the parliamentary seat indicated that she is trailing behind BJP's sitting lawmaker Gopal Shetty.
The 48-year-old, who made debut in the national election this year, congratulated her contender and said her political debut was "an absolute glorious battle". "I am going to continue politics, as I've been saying from day one. This has been an absolute glorious battle for me. I am standing defeated in front of you but do I look like a lost person?" MS Matondkar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
"The spirit, the conscience of a person matters. I am extremely happy I fought this election with a lot of dignity and integrity," she added.
Earlier in the day, the 48-year-old had filed a complaint with the Election Commission. "On the form of EVM 17C from Magathane, the signatures and the machine numbers are different. A complaint has been filed with the Election Commission," she tweeted.
On the form of EVM 17C from Magathane, the signatures and the machine numbers are different. A complaint has been filed with the Election Commission.— Urmila Matondkar (@OfficialUrmila) May 23, 2019
Ms Matondkar, who has delivered movies like Rangeela (1995), Judaai (1997) and Mast (1999), had joined Congress in March this year.
Mumbai's six Lok Sabha constituencies went to polls in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls on April 29.
BJP's Gopal Shetty had won the 2014 election against Sanjay Nirupam by over 4 lakh votes.