WATCH: Trinamool Congress protests at Guwahati Hotel hosting Eknath Shinde, team; detained workers target Assam CM


A Congress worker from Trinamool has alleged that while 20,000 people in Assam are suffering from the flood, the chief minister is busy overthrowing the government of Maharashtra

Trinamool Congress workers protest outside a hotel in Guwahati where Eknath Shinde and MPs who support him are staying. Twitter/@AITC4Assam

Outside the hotel in Assam, where Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde and his supporting MPs are staying, a massive Trinamool Congress protest took place on Thursday.

The protest at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati was led by Trinamool Congressional State Speaker Ripun Bora.

Police arrested TMC leaders and workers protesting outside the Guwahati Hotel. A large team of cops and security personnel have been deployed to the area.

“About 20 Lakh people in Assam are suffering due to the floods. But the Chief Minister (Himanta Biswa Sarma) is busy overthrowing the government of Maharashtra,” a TMC employee told media.

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The flood situation in Assam continues to remain grim with another 12 people killed on Wednesday and 55 lakh people affected in 32 districts as rising Brahmaputra and Barak rivers flood new areas.

The flooding situation in the three districts of the Barak Valley – Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi – remained critical as the water levels of the Barak and Kushiara rivers continued to rise, inundating large swaths of land.

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The Chief Minister of Assam traveled to Nagaon, by train, to take stock of the situation. He visited the various flood affected areas by boat and interacted with the people who took refuge in the relief camps at Kampur College and Raha Higher Secondary School.

As for Maharashtra, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by Uddhav Thackeray – the ruling alliance made up of the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress – is facing the worst crisis in its history. The state government is struggling for survival after Eknath Shinde kidnapped around 34 MPs from other parties in Guwahati.

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Shinde also enjoys the support of eight independent MPs. He will release the list of lawmakers supporting him around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Reports also claim that the Shinde camp will claim the Shiv Sena election symbol.

With contributions from agencies

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