Mumbai: At least 10 MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) are lodged in Mumbai in a five-star hotel amidst tight security arrangements. They arrived in Mumbai last night and since then are staying at the Sofitel Hotel and Resorts in the upscale Bandra-Kurla Complex.
According to reports, they are expected to stay in Mumbai till July 12, the opening day of monsoon session of Karnataka legislature. Tight security is being maintained at the gates of the 300-odd room luxury hotel. Media personnel are camping on the road off the hotel.
Sources said that all the rooms on the seventh floor of the hotel have been booked for the MLAs and Maharashtra BJP Yuva Morcha President Mohit Khambojh is attending to the needs of the MLAs. Karnataka Congress leader Mahendra Singhi arrived at the Sofitel Hotel this morning. He did not speak to reporters. It is likely that he will try to speak to the MLAs inside the hotel.
He will try to convince them to withdraw their resignations. It will be interesting to see whether he is able to speak to them or even meet the MLAs present inside.