Profile of Lagadapati Rajagopal-Vijayawada

Lagadapati Rajagopal, known as Lanco Rajagopal is an MP from Vijayawada Lok Sabha Constituency of Andhra Pradesh. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in 2004 General elections and won for the second time in 2009 elections from the same constituency. He defeated noted film producer Aswini Dutt and Vallabhaneni Vamsi, both from TDP successively in 2004 and 2009 elections. Lagadapati Rajagopal is basically an industrialist and son-in-law of former central and state minister and long time TDP leader, Parvathaneni Upendra.

Lagadapati has been in news for his stand against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into two states. He has been supporting the cause of United Andhra Pradesh and in forefront in mobilising politicians and other sections of people against any division of AP. Lagadapati has created huge political crisis in Andhra Pradesh through offering resignation to his MP seat immediately after P. Chidambaram's statement on 9th December 2009 on the formation of Telangana State. The immediate political developments in coastal Andhra Pradesh have resulted in Center taking back the Home Minister's statement immediately. Lagadapati also promised to quit from active politics if the state is divided. Following is the brief profile of Lagadapati Rajagopal:

NameLagadapati Raja Gopal
Father’s NameL.V. Rama Naidu
Mother’s NameSmt. L. Ramalakshmamma
Date of Birth16th February 1964
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse’s NameSmt. Lagadapati Padma
No. of children 2 Sons
Educational QualificationsB. Tech. (Mechanical); Educated at Loyola Public School, Guntur and Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada.
ProfessionIndustrialist, Social Worker and Politician
Permanent Address32-2-10C, Madhu Nagar, Moghal Raja Puram, Vijaywada.
Present Address14, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110 001. Phone:
011- 23793298
Position Held1. 2004: Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
2. Member, Committee on Urban Development
3. Member, Committee on Provision of Computers to MPs, Offices of Political Parties, Officers of LSS
4. 5th August 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
5. 5th August 2007 onwards- Member, Committee on Urban Development
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