‘Two MPs in Taj hotel are safe’ (Lead)

November 27th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Two MPs - Lal Mani Prasad and Jaisingrao Gaikwad Patil - are safe in their rooms at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, said parliament member N.N. Krishnadas who was himself rescued from there by commandos Thursday.”They are safe at their hotel rooms,” Krishnadas, an MP of the Communist Party of India-Marxist from Kerala, told IANS on phone from Mumbai. “They are expected to join us after the entire operation is over,” he added.

Krishnadas along with MPs Bhupendra Sinh Solanki (of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Gujarat), Prasad (of the Bahujan Samaj Party from Uttar Pradesh) and Gaikwad Patil (of the Nationalist Congress Party from Maharashtra) were dining at a restaurant together Wednesday night when they saw the terrorists barge in.

Krishnadas and Solanki were rescued by commandos in the morning. “We are now at the Bank of Baroda rest house,” said Krishnadas.

The Taj hotel was one of the places attacked by terrorists Wednesday night. The attack spilled over well into Thursday, killing at least 101 people and injuring 285.

The MPs, who are members of the parliamentary committee for subordinate legislation, were to attend four meetings in Mumbai Thursday and Friday. Krishnadas is the chairman of the committee.

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