“The engagement date is fixed. While some of the guests will be checking in early, considering it is the weekend, others are expected on the day of the do. However, the entire hotel has been blocked for Saturday and Sunday (June 26 and 27), for it is going to be a big affair. There will be no access into the hotel for any person who is not on the guest list. We are yet to receive the guest list and it will be handed over to us only by June 23 or 24," said a source from the resort.
Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar are expected to arrive the city a day or two before the engagement.
Every service at the Golden Palms including the security will be beefed up on that day, as Tharoor has invited a host of high-profile acquaintances from India and abroad. At least a dozen former cabinet colleagues are expected to attend the betrothal.
“We are yet to receive a confirmation about the engagement. Tharoor is now only a member of parliament. We are not expecting an advance intelligence warning or inputs on the event as we would in the case of a VIP. We, however, will be keenly watching over the developments as there will be a lot of VIPs coming down," said a senior police officer.