AS SHIV Sena MLAs staying at Hotel Rang Sharda in Mumbai’s Bandra (West) complained of poor services, the party on Friday evening shifted them to a five-star resort in Malad (West), where they would stay till November 15.
According to Sena leaders, only 30 rooms were available at the three-star hotel in Bandra and many of the legislators were asked to share rooms. “The hotel didn’t have many rooms available, as some rooms were not in a good condition and others were being repaired. So, two legislators were sharing a room,” said a leader.
Many legislators, who were from Mumbai or had flats in the city, did not stay at the hotel on Thursday night and came over on Friday morning.
Among the others who did, many complained that the services and facilities at the hotel — where the average cost of one room is around Rs 5,000 per night — were not up to the mark. “They don’t have sufficient staff to provide good and luxurious services. The rooms are not clean,” said a legislator. Following the complaints, the party decided to shift the MLAs to The Retreat Hotel.
Meanwhile, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s PA Milind Narvekar on Friday wrote to the Mumbai Police commissioner requesting security for Sena MLAs and also Independent legislators who have extended their support to the party during their stay in Mumbai.
“The legislators are staying together as they might have to meet Uddhav Thackeray several times during their stay,” Narvekar wrote in the letter. Sources said a similar letter was sent to the police when the MLAs were staying at Rang Sharda.