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Member of Parliament representing Vijayawada constituency


Lagadapati Rajagopal represents the Vijayawada constituency of Andhra Pradesh and is a member of the Indian National Congress. He is a technocrat-turned industrialist, is the Founder Chairman of LANCO Group. In addition to his entrepreneurial spirit, Rajagopal has a strong sense of social responsibility. He established LANCO Foundation (formerely LIGHT), a Charitable Trust, in the year 2000 to reach out to the needy and has been involved in various philanthropic activities. After one-and-a-half decades in the industry, Rajagopal chose to enter politics in 2003.

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 There is massive awareness and support for a unified Andhra Pradesh. We should promote it further. My fast would continue until this process (division of Andhra) came to an end. Even after that we shall promote the unity of the Telugu speaking people 
— Lagadapati Rajagopal saying he will continue his fast for a united Andhra Pradesh / December 16, 2009
 I have been on hunger strike since yesterday (Monday) and will continue the same in Vijayawada. After the hunger strike I will visit the entire state to strengthen the movement for samaikya Andhra (united Andhra Pradesh), 
— Lagadapati Rajagopal begins an indefinite hunger strike opposing the creation of a separate Telangana state / December 15, 2009
 I have submitted my resignation letter to the speaker and I can't disclose what transpired between me and the speaker as I am bound by the constitution, 
— Lagadapati Rajagopal on submitting his resignation on the Telangana issue / December 13, 2009
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 Now I have decided to join the movement (against division of the state). Hyderabad is the mother and the 22 districts of Andhra Pradesh are her children. We will not betray our mother, 
— Lagadapati Rajagopal is against division of Andhra Pradesh / December 13, 2009
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 I wish that peace prevails in the state and that Telugu-speaking people the world over and in Andhra Pradesh come and demonstrate their unity, 
— Lagadapati Rajagopal is against division of Andhra Pradesh / December 13, 2009

 The UPA Government has asked the state government to move a resolution in the Assembly. The resolution should be moved. I will meet Chief Minister (K Rosaiah) tomorrow in this regard. If the resolution is not moved I have decided to go on a hunger strike 
— Lagadapati Rajagopal saying he will go on a hunger strike if required / December 13, 2009