After a long spell of allegations and bitterness, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrasekhar Rao, put their differences aside when the former visited the latter to invite him for the foundation stone laying ceremony of Andhra's new capital.
Naidu met KCR at his official residence in Hyderabad and handed over the invitation for the ceremony on October 22, making this Naidu's first visit to KCR's residence after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
Naidu flew down from Tirupati, where his grandson was undergoing a â€˜Annaprasanaâ€™ (first rice feeding) ritual.
The one-to-one meeting between the two chief ministers lasted around 55 minutes and saw a lot of friendly banter.
This meet comes in the backdrop of the cash-for-votes scam, in which TDP MLA Revanth Reddy was caught allegedly bribing a Telangana legislator to make him vote for the TDP-BJP combine in the Telangana legislative council elections.
While the TRS accused Naidu of being the chief accused in the scam, releasing an audio tape of his phone conversation with nominated Elvis Stephenson via the media, Naidu hit back claiming that his phone was being illegally tapped by Telangana.
Here's the meet in pictures.
(KCR welcomes Naidu at his official residence in Hyderabad)
(Telangana's Deputy Chief MInister Mohammad Mahmood Ali greets Naidu)