Hoping to bring about rapprochement between the Congress and Praja Rajyam Party legislators through late night dinners, Panchayatraj Minister Botsa Satyanarayana on Thursday invited all the Congress and Praja Rajyam Party MLAs for a dinner on March 29.
After consultations with PRP chief and actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, Botsa extended the invitation to the PRP chief and his party legislators.
With the State Cabinet expansion round the corner in the first week of April, the dinner diplomacy holds significance in the political circles. After Chiru has entered politics, he has come closer to Botsa. Recently, Information Minister Geetha Reddy also hosted a dinner to all Congress MLA s at Jala Vihar.
Focusing its strategy on the ensuing Rajya Sabaha elections, the Congress is hoping to rope in PRP by yielding one seat to PRP. In turn, the Congress will gain support from the PRP in local elections. This strategy has almost materialized in the recent Greater Hyderabad Municipal elections. The strategy for understanding with the PRP in local polls will also be a point for discussion during this dinner diplomacy.