RAJAGOPAL

  • Notice to 'pepperspray' exMP Rajagopal for opinion poll May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has issued notice to former MP L Rajagopal of the "pepperspray" fame for violating the model code of conduct by announcing his opinion poll. Rajagopal who is now associated with Jai Samaikyandhra Party (JSP), had on Saturday released the poll, which said the Telangana Rashtra Samithi...
  • BJP's Rajagopal hopeful of winning Thiruvananthapuram April 8, 2014

    BJP veteran O Rajagopal, engaged in a hard battle with the UDF and LDF contestants in Thiruvananthapuram to end his party's electoral jinx in Kerala, said the wind was blowing in his way this time due to a host of factors including the enthusiasm generated for the party's Prime Minister...
  • Kerala: PC Chacko, MA Baby, O Rajagopal file papers for LS polls March 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With just two days left for the close of nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, several prominent candidates of ruling Congress-led UDF, opposition LDF and BJP on Thursday entered the fray. Congress leader PC Chacko, who headed the JPC on 2G spectrum allocation, filed papers in...
  • LS Speaker accepts resignations of Rajagopal, Purandeswari Devi, MS Reddy February 19, 2014

    Expelled Congress MP L Rajagopal, who had created a storm by resorting to pepper spraying in Lok Sabha, is no longer a member of the House with Speaker Meira Kumar accepting his resignation today. "I have accepted his resignation with effect from February 19," the Speaker informed the Lok Sabha. The...
  • 'Pepper spray MP' resigns from Lok Sabha, says quitting politics February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Seemandhra MP L Rajagopal, who had created a storm by splashing pepper spray in Lok Sabha, on Tuesday resigned from Parliament and announced quitting politics, saying he was "hurt" as Telugu people have been divided following the passage of Telangan bill in Lok Sabha. Rajagopal, an expelled member...
  • Seemandhra MP quits in protest against Telangana Bill February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Minutes after the Lok Sabha passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) by a voice vote, suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal Reddy sent his resignation to Speaker Meira Kumar to lodge his protest. Calling the Bill unconstitutional and unethical, Rajagopal Reddy, who used pepper spray in Parliament...
  • MPs may be frisked before entering Parliament February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Committee on Security in Parliament complex was on Friday directed by the Lok Sabha Speaker to convene an emergency meeting on Monday to consider various options, that could also include frisking of MPs, to prevent a repeat of pepper spray attack that sparked massive outrage. Expelled Congress MP from...
  • Government influenced the Speaker to suspend select MPs: Rajagopal February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Seemandhra MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, who was suspended for using pepper spray inside the Lok Sabha, has accused Speaker Meira Kumar of being handinglove with the government on the Telangana Bill. He has alleged that while over 100 MPs had entered the well of the House on Thursday, she...
  • Conduct of MPs in Parliament shameful: Mumbaikars February 13, 2014

    It is a day which will go down as one of the worst days in the history of Indian Parliament. Pepper spray, broken glass and stationery were used as missiles in the Lok Sabha as a mode of protest as soon as Shinde tabled the Telangana Bill. Residents of Mumbai...
  • Telangana battle in Parliament turns ugly; MPs clash, use pepper spray February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: It is a day which will go down as one of the worst days in the history of Indian Parliament. Pepper spray, broken glass and stationery were used as missiles in the Lok Sabha as a mode of protest as soon as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) tabled...
  • FTP: Has the pepper spray incident heightened public disgust with politicians? February 13, 2014

    The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, industrialist and suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal, from Vijayawada, did the unthinkable. He sprayed pepper sprays in the House. It caused burning sensations to several MPs...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Parliament uproar a matter of gravest concern: Somnath Chatterjee February 13, 2014

    It was a day of the unthinkable as Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside the Lok Sabha. Reacting on the unruly scenes, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said that such incidents were a matter of gravest concern. "It...
  • News 360: MP uses pepper spray in LS as Shinde tables Telangana Bill February 13, 2014

    Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the antiTelanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled in Parliament. Expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside the...
  • Irony in LS, Rajagopal had once moved a Bill to curb unruly behaviour February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In what has to be the irony of ironies, the expelled Congress MP L Rajgopal the man who shot to infamy after he unleashed a can of pepper spray in Lok Sabha once wanted stringent steps to curb unruly behaviour in Parliament. Rajgopal had successfully introduced a private members...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Telangana formation be Congress's biggest goal? February 13, 2014

    The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, angry MPs from Seemandhra region rushed to the well of the House shouting slogans. Some of them even tried to snatch parliamentary papers. But, what two...
  • What next for Telangana: Will Telangana be a distant dream? February 13, 2014

    With protests ranging from roads to Parliament, its impact on the government's decision on Telangana remains to be seen. It is also to be seen whether the sense of betrayal amidst the people of Seemandhara will be addressed by Parliament. Meanwhile, government sources are saying that the Bill will be...
  • MP uses pepper spray: Is this a new low for Parliament? February 13, 2014

    Parliament on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the antiTelanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled. Expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside the Lok Sabha. ...
  • Used pepper spray in self defence as a mob attacked me in LS: L Rajagopal February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending his stand over using pepper spray in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal said that he used the spray only in self defence as he was attacked by a mob. "I have a right to defend myself. Pepper spray is a legally allowed...
  • I always carry pepper spray for self defence: L Rajagopal February 13, 2014

    Defending his stand over using pepper spray in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal said that he used the spray only in self defence as he was attacked by a mob. ...
  • Is tabling Telangana Bill in LS another mistake by Congress? February 13, 2014

    Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the antiTelanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled in Parliament. ...
  • Watch: MPs come out coughing as Rajagopal uses pepper spray in LS February 13, 2014

    There were ugly scenes in the Lok Sabha as expelled Congress MP L Rajagopal used pepper spray inside the Lok Sabha. MPs as well as the Speaker came out of the premises coughing as the pepper spray caused irritation. ...
  • How our MPs, MLAs have shamed us in the past February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the antiTelanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled in both the Houses. Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a...
  • Congress MP uses pepper spray; TDP MP denies brandishing knife in LS February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the antiTelanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled in Parliament. Expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside...
  • Wait and watch what we do if Telangana Bill is tabled: Rajagopal February 13, 2014

    Expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal has threatened to not let the Congress succeed in introducing the Telangana Bill. "The government won't succeed in introducing the Bill. It's a minority government which has failed to listen to its own ministers. If they do, we will do anything at that time. Wait...
  • Congress MP attacks Sonia over AP bifurcation issue February 8, 2014

    Vijayawada: Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal on Saturday took a swipe at Sonia Gandhi, saying she "ignored" the groundswell of support against division of Andhra Pradesh by not listening to the party leaders on the issue. "Unfortunately, the Congress high command did not listen to feelings of union ministers from Seemandhra, of...
  • Telangana decision is undemocratic and unilateral, says Rajagopal February 7, 2014

    After the Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana Bill, Congress leader from Seemandhra, Lagadapati Rajagopal said that this decision is undemocratic and unilateral. ...
  • Telangana Bill: We will not let House function, says Rajagopal February 4, 2014

    The Telangana draft Bill and the Cabinet note on Telangana are likely to be brought before Cabinet on February 6. Congress leader from Seemandhra, Lagadapati Rajagopal said, "By Wednesday morning if we don't hear from the Congress high command about calling off this decision, we will not let the House...
  • United AP protest: MP pulled down from stage by Telangana supporters January 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal, who was participating in the 'Chalo Hyderabad' dharna a call given by united the AP supporters, fell from the stage as a few alleged Telangana supporters pulled him down. The incident took place when Rajagopal had finished his address to the gathering. Rajagopal did not...
  • Goldman Sachs promotes 27 Indianorigin executives November 14, 2013

    US financial services giant Goldman Sachs has promoted 280 executives, including at least 25 of the Indianorigin, to the coveted position of managing director. The new class of managing directors will assume their roles from Jan 1, 2014, the start of the company's next fiscal year. "We wish our new managing directors...