Senior Telugu film actor Mohan Babu dismissed rumours that he was eyeing the post of Chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism, the Tirumala temple.
Jagan is a close friend of Mohan Babu, and the latter campaigned for the former in the run-up to the elections, and so speculation has been rife ever since Jagan came to power that there would be a reward for Babu.
However, in a tweet, Babu said, "I have been reading the news &getting calls that I am in the race for TTD Chairman post. My amibition was to see Shri.Jagan as the CM & worked towards it &contributed my bit. I came back to politics because of my belief in @ysjagan as people?s CM ¬ for any posts or nominations." (sic)
He further added, "And I request the media to stop speculating."