The government of Maha Vikar Aghadi in Maharashtra is currently facing a situation of uncertainty regarding the maintenance of power in the state. The political crisis in Maharashtra was sparked by rebel Shiv Sena MP Eknath Shinde who has now won the support of over 40 MPs.
With the fate of Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray hanging in the balance due to the political storm, the MLA rebel gang led by Shinde is hiding out at a luxury hotel in Guwahati, Assam, which has been dubbed their “rebel station” in this political battle.
The luxury Radisson Blu hotel, located on National Highway 37 on the outskirts of Assam’s main city, has become the center of attention since Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde camped there with around 40 of deputies, which represents an existential threat for the Maha Vikas Aghadi. Maharashtra government.
Eknath Shinde, along with rebel Shiv Sena MPs, first reached a hotel in Surat, Gujarat, after which they flew to BJP-ruled Assam, checking into a luxury hotel in Guwahati. The weirdest thing is the huge amount of money the rebels are spending every day while they stay thousands of miles away from Maharashtra.
After landing at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here, the rebel MPs were taken to the Radisson Blu Hotel in three luxury Assam State Transport Corporation buses escorted by police.
According to sources, a total of 70 rooms have been booked for Rs 56 lakh at the luxury hotel, which has extensive event space, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and five restaurants. Added to this are estimated daily expenses for food and other services at Rs 8 lakh (Rs 56 lakh for seven days), bringing the total cost of seven days to Rs 1.12 crore, sources said.
The brewing political storm in Maharashtra has created an atmosphere of uncertainty for Uddhav Thackeray, who yesterday said he was ready to tender his resignation as chief minister if rebel MPs came face to face and demanded the same thing.
(With IANS entries)
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