High drama is being witnessed outside a hotel today where the rebel Congress MLAs from Karnataka have been putting up. Congress leader D K Shivkumar who arrived in Mumbai early this morning to meet the rebel MLAs was denied permission by the Mumbai Police. The MLAs from both Congress-JD(S) combine have written to Mumbai Police Commissioner citing threat to their lives and has therefore said that Shivkumar should not be given permission to meet.
Following the request Mumbai police has made heavy deployment of security officials outside Renaissance hotel. Shivkumar who was blocked entry told reporters that he has booked a room at the hotel as he wants to convince his friends putting up in the same hotel. He also told the police that he has not come to threaten the MLAs. However, the police have not allowed him to meet the MLAs. Meanwhile, some supporters of the BJP shouted “go back” slogans and staged protest when the Congress leader arrived at the hotel.