Rajagopal

  • BJP's Rajagopal hopeful of winning Thiruvananthapuram 08-04-2014 05:43 PM

    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 20-03-2014 05:55 PM

    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...
  • LS Speaker accepts resignations of Rajagopal, Purandeswari Devi, MS Reddy 19-02-2014 04:01 PM

    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....
  • 'Pepper spray MP' resigns from Lok Sabha, says quitting politics 19-02-2014 09:04 AM

    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 18-02-2014 05:24 PM

    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...
  • MPs may be frisked before entering Parliament 14-02-2014 11:39 PM

    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...
  • Government influenced the Speaker to suspend select MPs: Rajagopal 14-02-2014 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: Seemandhra MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, who was suspended for using pepper spray inside the Lok Sabha, has accused Speaker Meira Kumar of being hand-in-glove 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 13-02-2014 11:48 PM

    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 13-02-2014 11:10 PM

    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? 13-02-2014 11:10 PM

    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...
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  • Parliament uproar a matter of gravest concern: Somnath Chatterjee 13-02-2014 10:15 PM

    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...
  • Irony in LS, Rajagopal had once moved a Bill to curb unruly behaviour 13-02-2014 08:16 PM

    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...
  • MP uses pepper spray: Is this a new low for Parliament? 13-02-2014 07:25 PM

    Parliament on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana 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 13-02-2014 06:53 PM

    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...
  • Is tabling Telangana Bill in LS another mistake by Congress? 13-02-2014 02:36 PM

    Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana 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 13-02-2014 01:56 PM

    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 13-02-2014 01:36 PM

    New Delhi: Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana 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 13-02-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana 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...
  • Wait and watch what we do if Telangana Bill is tabled: Rajagopal 13-02-2014 11:45 AM

    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 08-02-2014 06:03 PM

    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,...
  • Telangana Bill: We will not let House function, says Rajagopal 04-02-2014 07:34 PM

    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 22-01-2014 02:53 PM

    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 Indian-origin executives 14-11-2013 08:09 PM

    US financial services giant Goldman Sachs has promoted 280 executives, including at least 25 of the Indian-origin, 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...
  • Seemandhra Congress MP Rajagopal withdraws plea in Delhi HC 22-10-2013 01:09 PM

    Seemandhra Congress leader and MP Lagadapati Rajagopal on Tuesday withdrew his plea before the Delhi High Court in which he had sought a direction to the Lok Sabha Speaker to take a decision on his resignation which was submitted on August 2. Rajagopal withdrew his plea as Lok Sabha Speaker...
  • AP Congress MP L Rajagopal resigns over Telangana decision 21-10-2013 02:05 PM

    Hyderabad: The most vocal opponent of Telangana, the Congress MP from Vijayawada L Rajagopal has resigned once again. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar had rejected his and 12 other MPs resignations, last week. Rajagopal had even approached the Delhi High Court requesting the judiciary to direct the...
  • Telangana: Seemandhra Congress MP meets Lok Sabha speaker 14-10-2013 12:41 PM

    New Delhi: Seemandhra Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal met Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar to convince her to accept his resignation following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Rajagopal and other Seemandhara MPs have been insisiting that the Speaker should accept their resignations. Sources have told CNN-IBN that Rajagopal will address the...
  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals 04-09-2013 12:32 PM

    A million people with cancer and many millions more with other incurable diseases are in agonizing pain in India due to the lack of availability of morphine and other Opioid medicines (An Opioid is any psychoactive chemical that resembles morphine in its pharmacological effects). The World Health Organization (WHO) states...
  • Rajagopal vows to step up protests until Centre withdraws Telangana decision 11-08-2013 02:48 AM

    Hyderabad: Congress leader Lagadapati Rajagopal, who recently resigned as MP over the decision to split Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday vowed to continue the agitation for the unified state until Centre withdraws its decision on proposed creation of Telangana. "The Congress decided to bifurcate the state even though 89 per cent...
  • Telangana, demand for smaller states likely to rock Parliament again 06-08-2013 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: After a stormy start to the Monsoon Session of Parliament on Monday, the Telangana issue is likely to disrupt both houses of Parliament again on Tuesday. On Monday in the Rajya Sabha, Congress MPs from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh derailed business forcing adjournments four times. They were...