Lok Satta founder Jaya Prakash Narayana had dreamt of entering the Parliament through the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seat by garnering support from both Narendra Modi and Pawan Kalyan. He even held parleys with both of them and met up with Modi to make sure that his political ambitions were realized. But both Modi and Pawan Kalyan decided to maintain a distance from JP at the last minute despite giving him hope.
On Tuesday, JP met Narendra Modi at the airport and seeked his support. Modi is said to have listened to him and given positive signals. However, at the meeting in the evening, Modi called people to support the TDP candidate.
On the other hand, JP was confident that Pawan Kalyan would support him and took his support for granted. Pawan too had announced that he would support JP in the past. So, JP was confident that Pawan would not go back on his word.
Anticipating new developments, Chandra Babu met up with Pawan Kalyan at his residence on Wednesday and sought his support. As Pawan Kalyan seems to be quickly learning the tactics of survival in politics, he assured Babu of his support and later announced that he will respect the TDP-BJP alliance. While Chandra Babu’s surprise call got him support from Power Star, JP’s dreams were shattered. As they say, there are many slips between the lip and the cup!