Guwahati: Shiv Sena’s Manipur unit President M Tombi Singh was allegedly not allowed to meet Eknath Shinde and other rebel Maharastra MLAs residing at a luxury hotel in the city.
Singh along with several other party workers though had reportedly reached the hotel premise on Monday morning but was allegedly stopped at the entrance.
He told reporters that he had spoken to some of the Shiv Sena leaders in Mumbai and then come to meet Shinde. He said he did not want the party to be divided.
Though general people have been barred from entering the hotel for a week, senior police officials, ministers, MLAs and leaders of the ruling BJP have been visiting the hotel regularly. A register was being maintained from Monday morning to note who was coming and going out.
A group of rebel Maharashtra Shiv Sena MLAs, led by Shinde, was flown to Guwahati on June 22 and they have been residing here since then.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court hearing two petitions filed by rebel Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde camp challenging the disqualification notice issued by the deputy speaker to him and 15 other rebel MLAs, calling the action “illegal and unconstitutional” and seeking a stay on it, a vacation bench of the top court issued notice to Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal, Chief whip Sunil Prabhu and leader of Legislature party Anil Choudhari. The top court will now hear the matter on July 11.