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Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Interviews, TG Roundup

MMGL 2010-11-19 – Interview with Lagadapati 1 of 2

This is part 1 of my two part interview with Sri Lagadapati Rajagopal on Nov 19, 2010.

Audio Language: Telugu


  1. I agree w/his stand in principle. But, this interview, unlike others we see in this program was not rich in reflection or debate. Most of his responses are very ‘politician’ like, which may have been expected.

    • Kumar,

      I have a handicap going into this interview. Most of the things he was saying were coming across as half-truths or even as outright lies as he was saying. For instance, while he was saying with 12% population AP is getting 24% of total funds from the nation, it immediately struck me as ‘bull.’ However, in order to confront him, I should know real numbers. But I don’t. Furthermore, before the interview, I did inquire around to find suitable questions to ask. My questions focussed on the power sector, which is his strength. I am not at all knowledgeable about stats in the power sector.

      My assessment of this interview is that my questions were hard-hitting enough, but the follow-through is where I could not do a good job.

      I did run the interview for fact check later on. Most of what he said don’t add up.