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R. Narayana Murthy counter to Hanumanth Rao at Alai Balai

Alai Balai (hugging) organised by Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, in Hyderabad recently, became a venue for leaders to outwit each other over by throwing counters. First it was Telangana Congress leader Hanumanth Rao, who suggested that Alai Balai programme should be held in Rayalaseema, as it is well-known for faction feuds. However, revolutionary actor and singer, R. Narayana Murthy countered this by saying that enemies are welcomed and honoured in Rayalaseema homes. In fact Alai Balai should be held all over the country as it is needed, like Swachch Bharat, he said.