Four National Congress Party MLAs from Maharashtra were rescued safe and sound by party’s youth wing members from a five- star hotel in Gurugram on Monday. These four MLAs namely, Narhari Zhirwal, Daulat Daroda, Anil Patil and Nitin Pawar were flown back to Mumbai after being liberated.
According to NCP youth wing national president Dheeraj Sharma, these four were “misled” and kept at the hotel by BJP workers “against their will”.
Mr. Sharma told a local daily that he and other members of the party got a intel from their local sources that four legislators were present The Oberoi hotel and as soon as party members recieved the information they rushed to The Oberoi hotel in Gurugram and “rescued” the MLAs after a minor clash with the police and the BJP workers.
“The four legislators told us they were kept inside the hotel against their will and were themselves planning to escape. The legislators claimed that they were misled into believing that it was the decision of NCP president Sharad Pawar to support the BJP, but they got to know the truth through media and they wanted to return to the party fold,” said Mr. Sharma.
Earlier, report of Mr. Daroda being missing was registered.
The four were safely flown back to Mumbai after an eventful night at around 2 a.m. “All four are now at Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai. We reached Mumbai at 4 a.m.,” said Mr. Sharma.
Gurugram Shiv Sena president Ritu Raj claimed that his party also helped the NCP party in this “rescue operation”. The police and bouncers were present at the hotel and the Shiv Sainiks were not allowed inside, he repprted. “Still we managed to sneak inside, but a senior BJP leader identified us and directed the police to throw us out,” Mr. Raj.