Two months after an infamous dinner blew up into a political scandal, the event was repeated yesterday with a new outcome - a reconciliation to end election-related rivalry. Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's election bid was embroiled in controversy by the first dinner, on February 10, when rural leaders sat down with key organisers on Leung's campaign. The presence of an alleged triad member, 'Shanghai Boy' Kwok Wing-hung, sparked a series of accusations about 'black gold politics' - collusion between politicians and triads. At yesterday's lunch, key figures from February's meeting sat down again, including rural leaders who had backed Henry Tang Ying-yen in the election, and Lew Mon-hung, a Leung supporter who helped arrange the earlier meal. Lew yesterday vowed he would help the rural leaders by urging the government to give a special amnesty to New Territories villagers whose homes were found to have illegal structures. Three of the eight rural leaders from the earlier dinner attended yesterday's meeting. Kwok - whose attendance in February remains a mystery as no-one has yet admitted inviting him - was absent. 'On March 25 [the chief executive election day], a rural leader told me that the 'storm and rain, truth and falseness' of the election campaign have gone, and now it's time to reconcile,' said Lew, a Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Lew and the rural leaders shook hands and attended a press conference together after the lunch. In an earlier interview with the South China Morning Post, Lew said that many Heung Yee Kuk members had actually voted for Leung, despite nominating Tang. Yesterday's lunch, he said, was to seek their views on the longstanding issue of illegal structures on rural homes. Lew said illegal structures were widespread in the 'small homes' that dot the New Territories because of decades of lax government enforcement. Villagers would react sharply if the government tried to deal with the problem through strict enforcement measures, he said. That is why he proposed pardons for illegal structures that do not damage a building's structural safety. Lew, a member of the government's advisory Commission on Strategic Development, said he would submit the proposal to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Development Bureau chief Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor in a meeting on April 16. Lew stressed that the proposal was not initiated by the chief executive-elect, and he had no intention of using his close relationship with Leung to put pressure on the current administration. He urged the current administration to take swift action to settle the dispute before its term ends.