Mumbai: Samajwadi Party (SP) Maharashtra state president and MLA from Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar, Abu Asim Azmi has offered his centrally located Hotel at Colaba as a quarantine facility for Police personnel serving in South Mumbai.
The Gulf Hotel – just 5 minutes’ walk away from Gateway of India is located in one of the State capital’s posh locality known as Colaba.
Talking about the importance of being at home to contain the pandemic, he said, “The police personnel are out to perform their duty and we should stay at home to do our duty”.
Alhamdulillah, I am pleased to inform that on the request of Sr. PI – Colaba Police Station have handed over my Gulf Hotel in Colaba to @mybmc & @MumbaiPolice as a quarantine center for Police Personnels serving in South Mumbai.— Abu Asim Azmi (@abuasimazmi) April 16, 2020
InShaAllah #CoronaWillEndSoon#Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/1wbI5uYAGK
The Mankhurd MLA is among the richest elected members in Maharashtra Assembly constituted in 2019. He has been holding Mankhurd constituency for three consecutive terms since 2009.
The gesture has garnered some positive reactions among twitterati,
That is the spirit & bond that is needed at this hour!— Darayas Rustom Irani (@IraniDarayas) April 16, 2020
A nation as a family…
May such co-operation be the order of the & take us through these times of #COVID19!
Jai Maharashtra. Jai Hind!?
One of the other user said,
Congrats.— AbdulKader عبدالقادر (@AbdulkaderMB) April 16, 2020
Alhamdulillah Asim Bhai.
Nice job done for mankind.
May Allah rewards you the best. Aameen.
Azmi’s Niyaz Ahmed Minority Welfare & Education Trust, named after his late father is actively involved in social and welfare activities. The trust runs educational institutes and health facilities for underprivileged at minimal cost.