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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and a rebel Shiv Sena MLA, who camped at a luxury hotel in Guwahati for eight days, on Wednesday paid the bills before vacating the hotel. A hotel official gave this information.
Payment of Rs 68-70
However, hotel officials are still silent on how much bill was paid in total. However, it is being said from the sources that Rs 68-70 lakh was paid for staying in Radisson Blu Hotel located in Gotanagar near Jalukbari.
Total 70 rooms were booked
A total of 70 rooms were booked on different floors of the hotel for Maharashtra MLAs and their associates. Restaurants, dining and other facilities were closed from June 22 to June 29 for non-hotels.
A hotel official said on condition of anonymity that the MLAs from Maharashtra stayed in the hotel as normal guests. They have paid the bills before leaving. No money is pending.
MLAs staying in Superior and Deluxe class rooms
The official, however, refused to share details of the amount paid. Hotel authority stated that the legislators stayed in ‘superior and deluxe class’ rooms.
According to Radisson Blu’s website, the individual room rates at its Guwahati property are dynamic and change almost every day. Sources said that usually the fare for Superior Rooms is Rs 7,500 and that of Deluxe Rooms is Rs 8,500. This figure is estimated to be around Rs 68 lakh after exemptions and taxes.
Disgruntled Shiv Sena MLAs and some independent MLAs led by Shinde had been staying at a hotel in Guwahati, about 2700 km from Mumbai, since the morning of June 22, in an attempt to topple the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra. They left for Goa on Wednesday.