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Jharkhand MLAs land in Hyderabad for ‘safekeeping’ till floor test

The MLAs came in two special aircraft and were received by senior Congress leaders. The Jharkhand MLAs were escorted to a private resort on the city outskirts at Shamirpet to avoid possible poaching. The Telangana Congress leadership booked over 60 rooms in the resort. Sources said they may leave at 7am on February 5 in two special aircraft.

HYDERABAD: It was back to ‘resort politics’ for the 38 MLAs of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led coalition ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in Jharkhand as they were flown down from Ranchi to the Begumpet airport here on Friday. Senior Congress MLAs have started facilitating their stay here till the time a floor test is held at the Jharkhand assembly.
The MLAs came in two special aircraft and were received by senior Congress leaders, including AICC general secretary in charge of Telangana, Deepa Das Munsi, transport minister Ponnam Prabhakar and AICC secretary S A Sampath Kumar.

They were escorted to a private resort on the city outskirts at Shamirpet to avoid possible poaching. The Telangana Congress leadership booked over 60 rooms in the resort. Local Congress leaders, including those appointed as caretakers for the legislators, will stay in the resort.

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