Mumbai: Senior Mumbai Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday slammed the city police for stopping Karnataka Congress leader and Minister D.K. Shivakumar outside the Hotel Renaissance.
"I condemn the Mumbai Police for stopping Shivakumar. This is not the culture of Maharashtra to treat an honourable minister of a state," Nirupam said.
Tagging Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, he urged him "don't behave like this. Allow him to meet his colleagues who have been captured by the BJP in the hotel".
Nirupam's comments came after the Mumbai Police prevented Shivakumar from entering the hotel premises though he had suite booked, which the hotel later cancelled citing an 'emergency'.
Undeterred, Shivakumar continues to remain outside the hotel despite heavy rains and interacted briefly with the media earlier this afternoon.