Rai- Malli seen together after a long gap

Mangaluru : DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai and State INTUC President B Rakesh Malli sprang a surpise by rubbing shoulders with each other after a long time at a private function held in the city on July 16, Sunday.
The two leaders belonging to the Bunt community had a strained relationship for the past several years and were never seen together at any party function or other programmes.
But on Sunday, both Rai and Malli walked together and were seen exchanging greetings and having a hearty laugh. The photos of the two with smile writ large on their faces even circulated in social sites.
With Assembly elections just a few months away, the union of the two Bunt leaders has created ripples in Congress circles.