Rebel Maharashtra Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde landed at Dabolim airport in Goa on Wednesday evening from Guwahati en route to Mumbai.
The MLAs arrived at Dabolim Airport on a chartered flight and boarded special buses to a five-star hotel in Dona Paula near Panaji.
Airport sources stated that the chartered flight landed at the airport at 9:45 PM.
Security around the airport and hotel has been increased since tonight in anticipation of the arrival of these rebel MLAs.
The hotel has been converted into a highly secured area where vehicles and people entering are thoroughly checked at the entrance gate.
Earlier in the day, the MLAs led by senior Sena leader Eknath Shinde took darshan at the famous temple of the goddess Kamakhya before leaving Guwahati, where they camped for a week.
A close associate of Mr Shinde had said the group will be staying at a hotel in Goa and will reach Mumbai on Thursday at 9:30 am.
Earlier in the day, Maharashtra’s governor had ordered a floor test on Thursday.
On Wednesday evening, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray resigned from the post.
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