Actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar said the leak of her letter criticising close aides of senior party leader Sanjay Nirupam was “unfortunate”.
In the letter addressed to the party leadership, Ms Matondkar had criticised the conduct of Sandesh Kondvilkar and Bhushan Patil, close associates of Mr Nirupam, former Mumbai Congress president, during campaigning.
The actress had lost to BJP veteran Gopal Shetty by a margin of over four lakh votes.
The letter, dated May 16 – a week before the Lok Sabha election results were announced, was addressed to Milind Deora, Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) chief.
“It’s extremely unfortunate that a confidential letter containing privileged communication was made public,” Ms Matondkar said in a statement.
meanwhile ex president Sanjay Nirupam had blamed Mr Deora for making Ms Matondkar’s letter public.
He tweeted, “young leader who desires to stabilise party at national level has released copies of complaint letter of an LS candidate to media houses to publish it… It was addressed to him against party workers after election. Is this the way he is going to adopt to stabilise the party?”