Madhavaneni Raghunandan Rao

Raghunandan Rao Madhavaneni

Madhavaneni Raghunandan Rao[1] (born 23 March 1968) is an Indian politician from Telangana state and an MLA from Dubbaka. He is a strong supporter of Telangana state ideology. He is a lawyer by profession. He hails from Medak district. Early life and education Rao was born at Siddipet to M. Bhagavantha Rao. He earned a B.Sc. degree at Siddipet Degree College, completed a L.L.B. degree at Osmania University, Hyderabad, a B.Ed. degree from Karnataka University, and a post-graduate diploma in human rights from Central University of Hyderabad.[2]
MLA- Dubbak Constituency, Telangana.
After completing his education, Rao relocated from Siddipet to Patancheru, an industrial area, in 1991 and joined in a reputed Telugu daily newspaper Eenadu as a news contributor for five years. He Subsequently, enrolled as an advocate in the bar association of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

Professional career

He started his career as a lawyer. He is well known for handling Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi's bail petition.
Rao started his political career as a Telangana Rashtra Samithi member. He was with Telangana Rashtra Samithi from 27 April 2001. He is the politburo member and Medak district convenor.[6] On 14 May 2013 he was suspended from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi party[4] on allegations of meeting with Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu which he actively denied.[7] Subsequently, he joined in BJP and contested the Legislative Assembly elections from Dubbak constituency of Telangana state in the year 2014. He is state party secretary and MLA of Bharatiya Janata Party in Telangana.[8] Currently he is Member of Legislative Assembly in Telangana Dubbak in 2020 by-poll election by a margin of 1,074 votes, after death of Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy.