Rajiv Krishna is currently State Secretary of Y.S.R.Congress Party, English Language Media Spokesperson and Constituency In-Charge for Nidadavole Assembly Constituency in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. Rajiv previously contested the 2014 Assembly elections in AP from Nidadavole constituency on a YSRCP ticket and lost with a narrow margin of around 6000 votes. Rajiv continues to be actively involved in public and charitable activities in West Godavari District of AP and continues to represent the interests of the citizens of Nidadavole as a member of primary opposition party in AP. Rajiv’s family has a long history of public service in the region with many family members having served as MLAs, MPs and ministers.
Prior to actively entering politics in 2012, Rajiv worked extensively in the corporate sector. He has experience in investment banking in various multi-national companies like BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and worked in New York, Hong Kong, and Mumbai. He also has extensive work experience in India having been actively involved in his family ventures in the fields of power, renewable energy, chemicals and sugar. Rajiv graduated with degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the prestigious Ivy League Institute – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He resides in Hyderabad and Nidadavole.
Lalu and Nitish are celebrating and the pundits have started writing Amit Shah's obituary. The post-mortem will continue for a couple of more weeks till the next big Bollywood release or cricket match. I have contested the 2014 elections and had the good fortune to oversee another four polls in my constituency in the year preceding my own election. I present the below points solely based on my own personal three-four years experience in Indian politics as somewhat of an outsider.