Pics: Balakrishna meets Modi, will TDP-BJP tie-up be a reality?

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Hyderabad, Aug 11: TDP leaders Balakrishna and Murali Mohan, both actors, met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after the latter visited Hyderabad on Sunday to attend a mega youth rally to kick off the BJP's campaign for the next Lok Sabha polls. Actor Mohan Babu and his daughter Manch Laxmi Prasanna also met Modi at the Park Hyatt hotel where he went from the Begumpet Airport.

Mohan Babu is a relative of YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and had met the latter at Chanchalguda Jail. Brother-in-law of actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi, the Union tourism minister, Allu Aravind also met Modi.

Balakrishna's meeting Modi, however, gave rise to a few speculation for the former had turned down Modi's invitation for his swearing-in ceremony. It was said that TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, his brother-in-law, had advised him to skip it for it could send wrong signal about the relation between the TDP and BJP.

TDP leader Kambampati Ramamohan Rao said on Saturday that the final call on a probable tie-up with the BJP will be taken up by Chandrababu, although other sources said that the former Andhra chief minister was reluctant to go with an alliance with the BJP.

Meanwhile, sources in the TDP said that Balakrishna has invited Modi to his second daughter's marriage.

Seeks blessing from an elderly woman

Narendra Modi seeks blessings from an elderly woman at the Hyderabad rally.

Stage set

The stage at the LB Shashtri Stadium where Narendra Modi delivered his speech on Sunday.

A kid dressed as Swami Vivekananda

A kid dressed as Swami Vivekananda at the Hyderabad rally of Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Greeting the audience

Narendra Modi greets his audience at the rally in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi's supporters in Hyderabad on Sunday ahead of the rally.

Supporters wait fro their leader

Supporters of Narendra Modi wait for their leaders at a rally in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Supporters celebrate

Women Participants dance at the youth rally at Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Allu Aravind, brother-in-law of Chiranjeevi

Allu Aravind, brother-in-law of Chiranjeevi, arrives to meet Narendra Modi in his hotel in Hyderabad.

Balakrishna, brother-in-law of Chandrababu Naidu

Balakrishna, brother-in-law of Chandrababu Naidu, arrives to meet Narendra Modi at his hotel in Hyderabad.

Dil Raju, producer

Producer Dil Raju arrives at Narendra Modi's hotel in Hyderabad.

Krishnaya and Manda Krishna

Krishnaya and Manda Krishna arrive to meet Narendra Modi in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Actor and politician Murali Mohan

Murali Mohan to meet Modi at a hotel in Hyderabad.

Where cine personalities and leaders met Narendra Modi

Security checking in front of Park Hyatt hotel in Hyderabad where Narendra Modi arrived from Gujarat.

Director Raghavendra Rao

Director Raghavendra Rao arrives at the hotel in Hyderabad to meet Narendra Modi.

Actor Suman

Actor Suman arrives to meet Narendra Modi at a hotel in Hyderabad on Sunday.

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