Amid the deepening crisis in the Maharashtra government, with a rebel group of over 40 Shiv Sena MLAs camping in a five-star hotel on the outskirts of Guwahati, while back home the Maha Vikas Aghadi government gasps for air, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has plainly denied the state has got anything to do with one of the biggest political developments this week. However, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he doesn’t know if Maharashtra MLAs are staying in Assam and MLAs of other states can also come and stay in Assam. He said, there are many good hotels in the state and anyone can come and stay there. Earlier, CM’s remark in the midst of Assam floods linked to Maharashtra’s political crisis had drawn flak from the opposition. He had said that he would welcome all to visit Assam as the state needs revenue to deal with the devastating flood.
Yesterday, while speaking to media, Sarma had said, “40 people came to Assam. This is good. We are happy if more people come. We hardly have any tourists during this time. Some of our colleagues are there (with the Maharashtra MLAs). I will meet them if I find time today or tomorrow. Presently I am going to oversee the flood relief activities.”