Members of the staff in ministers' quarters tied rakhi to minister Harish Rao, on the occasion of Rakhi Pournami. The minister stood still, with an outstretched hand, when the women came rushing to him to tie the rakhis. They also took selfies with him. Meanwhile, pundits have declared that late afternoon is the best time to tie rakhis today, in Hyderabad, in view of partial lunar eclipse tonight. Normally, Bhadra or inauspicious time, which is in the early hours today, should be avoided, they suggested.