Fri, Oct 23, 2015, 04:51 PM
Alai Balai, meaning a genial hug, is a social gathering and not a political one, said Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya. Governor Narsimhan and politicians of all parties attended the meet. Dattanna, as he is affectionately called, welcomed every one with a hug and honoured them with shawls. Alai Balai being a Telangana cultural event, is held annually, a day after Dussehra, he said.