Mohan Babu was a key leader in the TDP. He was a Rajya Sabha member of the party. Of the other film personalities who met Modi, Krishnam Raju and Kota Srinivasa Rao were former leaders. Krishnam Raju was elected twice to the Lok Sabha on BJP ticket and was also a minister of the Vajpayee cabinet. Kota Srinivasa Rao was MLA. Now it is learnt that Krishnam Raju might be once again fielded by the BJP from Kakinada or Narsapur Lok Sabha constituency. Kota who was defeated in 2004 from Vijayawada, might be fielded from the Vijayawada (East) constituency, say sources.
Reports said that Mohan Babu tried to contest from the YSR Congress but was disillusioned with the way he was cold-shouldered by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy. It is learnt that he and his daughter Lakshmi might contest from the BJP from their Chittoor district.