Lake views, world-class facilities: why Raipur’s Mayfair complex is a politician’s favorite


As 32 MPs from the ruling UPA coalition in Jharkhand arrived at the Mayfair resort in Nava Raipur amid the ongoing political crisis, the Chhattisgarh resort in Mayfair is back in the news for the same old reason, resort politics. The development comes as the fate of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren hangs in the balance as he waits for the governor to announce his decision in the profit bureau case.

The government led by Bhupesh Baghel in Chhattisgarh has often organized such events where they laid carpets for MPs from different states who indulge in resort politics. The ripple effect of Jharkhand politics consumed staff at the resort town of Mayfair as a delegation consisting of 32 Jharkhand Congress Mukti Morcha (JMM) MPs and State Cabinet Ministers landed at Raipur via a special Indigo flight on Tuesday.


But what makes this station so appealing to lawmakers? We break it down for you.

It is located on the outskirts of the capital of Raipur in the lap of nature, 10 km from Swami Vivekananda Airport, 15 km from the main market and 25 km from the railway station.

The sprawling property overlooks the beautiful Jhangh Lake with sweeping panoramic views all around the property.

This luxury resort offers lavish luxury accommodation, ample banquet and event space, world-class facilities.

It is a multi-cuisine restaurant that offers delicious dishes from all over the world.

To add to its grandeur, it has a great bar that faces the pool and a very charming cafe. It has a range of leisure facilities, including extremely luxurious spas adorned with hot tubs, fitness rooms and a games room.

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Mayfair Lake Resort offers different categories of accommodation in 178 well-appointed suites and rooms ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1,52,000, equipped with the best amenities.

Various suites include club rooms worth Rs 6,000 per day, executive rooms facing the garden are 14k, executive rooms facing the lake are 15k. The luxury suites are at Rs 30,000 and the most expensive presidential suites are at Rs 1.47,000 including GST.


The JMM of Jharkhand Chief Minister Soren believes that the BJP may seriously attempt to poach MPs from the party and also from the Allied Congress with the aim of overthrowing the government in a manner similar to that of Maharashtra and there is a need to protect legislators in a haven of peace.

Following a BJP petition seeking Soren’s disqualification from the Assembly in a for-profit office case, the Election Commission sent its decision to state Governor Ramesh Bais on August 25.

Although the EC’s decision has yet to be formalized, rumor has it that the polling committee has recommended the chief minister’s disqualification as an MP. UPA voters had accused the governor of encouraging political bargaining by “deliberately delaying” the announcement of the decision.

It is the third time in the past 1.5 years that Congress MPs and allies have been moved to Raipur amid BJP poaching fears.

In June, the Haryana Congress moved 28 MPs to Mayfair Resort in a bid to avoid poaching lawmakers and thwart any possibility of cross-voting. Candidates from the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), a member of the Congress-led grand alliance in last year’s Assam Assembly elections, were brought to Raipur in April 2021 ahead of the vote count.

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