Actor turned politician and former TRS MLA Babu Mohan who was denied ticket from Andhole this time joined BJP. He has reached Delhi accompanied by Telangana BJP president Laxman and joined BJP in the presence of the party national president Amit Shah. He is likely to be fielded from Andhole by BJP. Babu Mohan had wrested the seat from Congress heavyweight, Damodar Rajanarsimha in a closely fought election in 2014 from the reserved constituency.
This time around, the TRS leadership decided to field journalist, Kranthi Kiran from Andole, glossing over Babu Mohan’s claims. A disappointed Babu Mohan is reported to have joined the BJP.