Lagadapati Clarifies on Contesting

Lagadapati Clarifies on Contesting

Lagadapati Rajagopal has clarified on contesting elections. He has made it clear that he will not contest in the coming general elections. Amidst rumours that Lagadapati Rajagopal would be in fray from Eluru Lok Sabha constituency or Nuzvid, he has cleared the air stating that he wouldn't be contesting in coming polls. Lagadapati said he has no plans to contest in the coming general elections.

Although Lagadapati had vowed not to comeback to politics after he had took Political Sanyas after the state bifurcation, his recent statement during Telangana elections has triggered strong speculation that he would be returning to active politics. During Telangana Assembly elections, Lagadapati has responded to a question and stated that he would consider contesting the Lok Sabha polls, but not Assembly polls. However, when asked further he had reasoned that he wouldn't contest from AP but had said he would like to contest from Telangana. He had said he had been getting requests from several people in Telangana to contest from there.

After TRS won with a thumping majority in Telangana Assembly polls, Lagadapati has dropped his plans of contesting for Lok Sabha in Telangana (Hyd & Rangareddy districts). Now that he has also clarified that he will not be in fray from either Eluru or Nuzvid, it is clear that he will be out of 2019 elections.