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Ten rebel MLAs move SC

NEW DELHI: Ten rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court complaining about the delay by the Assembly Speaker in accepting their resignations.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing on behalf of MLAs mentioned the case for urgent hearing before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

During a brief argument, Rohtagi urged the bench to hear the case on an urgent basis today and said, “Time is of the essence.”Shivakumar, who was accompanied by senior JD(S) MLAs, told reporters that he had booked a room in the hotel but was not being permitted inside.

However, the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel later cancelled Shivakumar's booking quoting "some emergency in the hotel".

No charges will be applicable, the Renaissance Hotel in Powai said in an e-mail.

The e-mail communication is from the assistant reservation manager to a Ms Hetavi.

"As per our conversation we wish to inform you that we have reservation in the name of DK Shivakumar:REZ775665D2. Due to some emergency in the hotel, we need to cancel the reservation. No charges will be applicable," the e-mail reads.

"They should be proud of a customer like me. I love Mumbai. I love this hotel. Let them cancel. I have other rooms also," Shivakumar said on his booking cancellation.

On Tuesday midnight, 10 of the 12 MLAs put up in the luxury hotel in Powai wrote to Mumbai Police, saying they feared a threat to their lives and asked that Shivakumar be prevented from entering the hotel.