Actor Urmila Matondkar Wednesday joined the Congress after meeting party chief Rahul Gandhi at his residence.
Gandhi welcomed her in the party fold and wished her the best.
Later, at a press conference, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the actor will contribute in spreading the Congress ideology and strengthening the party.
“I am here because I believe in the ideology of Congress and what the party stands for. I have not joined the party for the sake of elections,” she told reporters.
“I am here to stay,” she said, adding her entry in the Congress was not about elections.