Questions about flooded streets as Assam Hotel is hosting the Senna Rebellion
Assam is currently at the center of two major events. One is a power struggle involving members of the Maharashtra state legislature, and the other is a struggle for the survival of hundreds of thousands of people who have been hit by catastrophic floods.
Since April this year, about 330,000 rupees have been affected by the flood in 28 of the 35 districts of the state. Since April this year, 117 people have died in floods and landslides. About 80% of Silchar, the second largest city in the state, is submerged as people struggle for food and water supplies.
Against this background, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati is at the heart of the power struggle within Shiv Sena, which is part of the Maharashtra ruling party alliance.
Senna rebels and Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde have claimed support for a majority of the party’s MLA, and the crisis could overthrow the Maharashtra government.