A day after Shiv Sena moved its MLAs to a hotel in suburban Bandra, on Friday the saffron party has decided to move its MLAs again to another location.
According to Indian Express, on Friday Shiv Sena decided to moves its MLAs to The Retreat Hotel in Madh Island as party legislators complained about poor facilities at Rang Sharda Hotel, a three-star hotel in suburban Mumbai." Around 30 rooms have been booked in Rang Sharda and two legislators have been put in one room. Hotel management didn't provide us more rooms due to unavailability. Also, there is no cleanliness in rooms," a Sena legislator told Indian Express. Party sources told The Indian Express that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is likely to arrive at Rang Sharda to speak to the legislators before they leave for another hotel.
The legislators, who are from Mumbai and different parts of Maharashtra, were expected to be at the Hotel Rangsharda near the Bandstand in Bandra West for next two-three days. Contrary to speculation in some quarters, the legislators are not being ensconced in a five-star hotel, but a modest and comfortable hotel at a convenient location.
Strategically located for the current political crisis, the hotel is barely a couple of kms from the Thackeray residence in Bandra East, around 4 km from the Shiv Sena Bhavan, 16 km from Raj Bhavan and 19 km from the Vidhan Bhavan. Many legislators' mobile phones were switched off since the crucial meeting addressed by Uddhav Thackeray this afternoon and the legislators were packed off to the hotel in waiting mini-buses.