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After KTR, now Kavitha poses questions to Amit Shah


Ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s arrival in Hyderabad on Saturday, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) legislator K. Kavitha has posed a few questions to him.

Resuming from where her brother and TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao had left, Kavitha took to Twitter to ask her questions and mount a fresh attack on the Centre over its failed promises to Telangana.

Shah is scheduled to arrive in Hyderabad in the afternoon and is due to address a public meeting at Tukkuguda in the evening.

In a series of tweets, Kavitha first welcomed Shah to Telangana, and then said “please tell the people of Telangana when will the Central government clear the following: dues of Finance Commission Grants: Over Rs 3,000 crore; Backward Region Grant: Rs 1,350 crore; GST Compensation: Rs 2,247 crore”.

“Why did the Union Government ignore NITI Aayog’s recommendation of Rs 24,000 Cr funds to Mission Kakatiya & Mission Bhagiratha that inspired the prestigious Central government scheme of Har Ghar Jal.

“Amit Shah ji, isn’t it the sheer hypocrisy of the Union government to accord the National project status to Upper Bhadra project in Karnataka, Ken Betwa river linking project & denying the same for Palamuru Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme & Kaleshwaram Project of Telangana?” she added.

On Friday, KTR wrote an open letter to Shah, posing 27 questions on the failed promises and the discrimination towards Telangana.

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KCR’s daughter reminds BJP’s Nizamabad MP of Turmeric Board promise


Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader K. Kavitha on Wednesday slammed BJP MP from Nizamabad, Arvind Dharmapuri for failing to bring the Turmeric Board to the district even three years after he made the promise to the famers.

Kavitha, who is a member of Telangana Legislative Council and a former MP from Nizamabad, alleged that he has failed to persuade the Centre to establish the Turmeric Board in Nizamabad.

Addressing a news conference in Nizamabad, Kavitha cited the replies received under Right to Information Act (RTI) to question Dharmapuri of the reason for depriving the farmers and people of Nizamabad of their basic dues.

Kavitha, who is daughter of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, said the MP made tall claims of Rs 100 crore allocation, while every farmer made only Rs 200.

She said Dharmapuri and the BJP made tall promises to the people of Nizamabad in order to just win an election.

“Mr Arvind, in the last three years, could only get our farmers an allocation of Rs 1.92 crore for close to 1 lakh turmeric producing farmers. If you divide it between all of them, it boils down to less than Rs 200. All he did was deceive farmers by distributing a bond paper,” she said.

Kavitha stated that she didn’t speak on the subject for the last three years because she wanted to respect the mandate delivered by the people of Nizamabad and give the current MP the time to do something regarding his promises to the farmers of the district. She also cited an RTI reply on the budget allocated with respect to turmeric-producing farmers.

Dharmapuri had promised the farming community in the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections that if elected as MP, he would get the Turmeric Board sanctioned to the district and that he would get proper minimum support prices fixed for both turmeric and red jowar.

“If he failed to keep both commitments, he had said that he would resign as a member of Parliament and join the farmers’ and people’s movement,” Kavitha said.

In March 2019, Dharmapuri made a vow for the Turmeric Board in writing and even signed it on a non-judicial (bond) stamp paper. In the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency, his team printed copies of the promise and distributed them in turmeric-growing areas.

A regional centre of the Spices Board was set up by the Union government on February 14, 2020, but this did not satisfy the farming community, who had stated that nothing less than a full-fledged board is acceptable to them and the rallying cry for it continued.

Kavitha said that the office of the regional spice board office has nothing but a “few Nilkamal (brand of plastic) chairs” and two people managing it. According to the RTI reply, the office conducted eight meetings in the period of 2020-21 via video conference.

“Time has come now for Mr. Arvind to deliver on his bond paper promise. He should go around on his knees in Delhi around the offices of his masters if he really has the interest to serve the people of Telangana,” Kavitha remarked.

Kavitha also hit Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. “During paddy crop issue, we urged him (Rahul Gandhi) to raise the issue in Parliament and to support farmers of Telangana but he didn’t. But now he is planning something in Warangal, coming here to do politics only. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi never talked in the favour of Telangana. Don’t know why he is coming to Warangal and Osmania University now,” she said.

Referring to visits of Parliament Rahul Gandhi and BJP President J.P. Nadda to Telangana, she dubbed them “political tourists”.

The former MP said that in the run up to elections “more and more political tourists” will visit Telangana because of elections but the TRS is here to stay to work for the future generations. She further added that other political parties try to divide people of Telangana in the name of religion, occupation and other ways, her party works to bridge that gap.

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Kavitha, KTR quotas trouble TRS in districts!


TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister KCR is the supreme leader in TRS. There are no groups in TRS at least at high command level although there are some groups between ministers and TRS MLAs in districts.

But it now appears that groups are surfacing in TRS at high command level in the name of KCR, his son KTR and daughter Kavitha.

Few TRS leaders in districts are openly projecting themselves as those belonging to KCR group, KTR group and Kavitha group.

They are openly vying for party tickets to contest upcoming Assembly polls in 2023 under KTR quota and Kavitha quota. Such instance came to light in Kamareddy district, which is represented by Kavitha as part of Undivided Nizamabad district.

Kamareddy Assembly constituency is held by TRS MLA Gampa Goverdhan, who got elected four times.

Now, a Muslim minority leader is staking claim on this seat under Kavitha quota for 2023 Assembly polls.

A lady municipal chairperson is projecting herself as Kamareddy candidate under KTR quota. As this is not enough, one velama community leader claims himself as candidate under KCR quota.

These quotas at high command level are creating problems not just for TRS but also sitting party MLAs who are worried about their political future.

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Kavitha elected unanimously in MLC polls!


Kalvakuntla Kavitha, the daughter of TRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao was elected unanimously to Legislative
Council under local bodies quota.

Kavitha filed her nomination only yesterday (Tuesday).

Apart from Kavitha, only one independent candidate Srinivas filed nomination. The Congress and BJP have not fielded their candidates.

During scrutiny of applications on Wednesday (today), the election officials rejected the nomination of independent candidate Srinivas
following complaints that he forged the signatures of an MPTC and a corporator on his nomination form.

Candidates need to submit approval of ten elected representatives of local bodies while filing nomination.

An MPTC and a corporator complained to election officials against Srinivas stating that he forged their signatures and filed

With this, his nomination was rejected making the election of Kavitha as MLC unanimous.

Kavitha contested Nizamabad MLC seat in October 2020. At that time, BJP and Congress had fielded their candidates but Kavitha won with a
big majority.

But since it was a bypoll, her term as MLC was set to end in January 2022. The election commission issued notification for conducting MLC
election for Nizamabad recently. The polling was supposed to be held on December 10 but no polling will be held for Nizamabad seat now.

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Kavitha’s MLC term nears completion, what next?


It’s exactly a year since Kalvakuntla Kavitha, the daughter of TRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao got elected as MLC from Nizamabad local authorities constituency.

Although MLC term will be for six-years, Kavitha’ term is going to end in less than one-and-a-half year in January 2022.

This is because Kavitha won as MLC for Nizamabad local authorities constituency in a bypoll in October 2020.

The bypoll was necessitated after then TRS sitting MLC Bhupathi Reddy was disqualified from Legislative Council in January 2019 after he defected to Congress just before Assembly polls in December 2018.

Bhupathi Reddy won as MLC in January 2016 and his term was supposed to end in January 2022.

Due to his disqualification, Kavitha contested bypoll for this seat and won but the tenure of this seat ends in January 2022.

With just three months left for Kavitha’s MLC term to end, speculations are rife in TRS circles over what his father KCR would do now.

Will he ask Kavitha to contest MLC election from the same seat again or keep her idle until 2024 Lok Sabha polls and ask her to contest from Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat again in 2024 from where she lost to BJP in 2019?

Whether KCR wants to confine his daughter to state politics or national politics?

Whether Kavitha will get prominence in TRS party and TRS government in future and whether Kavitha will get a berth in KCR’s cabinet at least after January 2022?

These are the issues being hotly debated in TRS and political circles these days.

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Will Kavitha’s “Bathukamma song” create international buzz this time?


Kalvakuntla Kavitha, the daughter of TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao is credited with bringing popularity to Telangana women folk’s famous “Bathukamma festival” at national and international level.

Kavitha has formed her own organisation “Telangana Jagruthi” during Telangana statehood agitation days and popularised Bathukamma festival. In fact, she used Bathukamma festival as a weapon to intensify Telangana statehood agitation by uniting entire women folk in Telangana.

After the formation of Telangana State in June 2014, Kavitha managed to bring pressure on his father KCR to declare Bathukamma as ‘state’s official festival’ and state government releasing crores of funds to every district to celebrate Bathukamma every year in a grand manner.

Since then, Kavitha is seen in “Bathukamma video songs” specially made by few Telugu TV news channels like T-News, V-6 and Mangli videos.

But the latest Bathukamma video song to be released on the occasion of Bathukamma on October 6 is creating a lot of buzz in political and media circles.

Speculations are rife that Kavitha acted in this song for which the music has been given by internationally renowned music director AR Rehman and directed by national-acclaimed film director Gautham Menon.

With two film industry legends on board and Kavitha on screen, it is expected that this video once released will create a sensation in the music world and social media platforms globally.

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Kavitha raises voice, TS govt hikes salaries of sarpanches, MPTCs, ZPTCs


TRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha, who got elected to Telangana Legislative Council from Nizamabad local authorities seat in October last year, proved how powerful she is in the TRS government headed by her father and Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao.

Within 24 hours Kavitha raising her voice against ill-treatment being meted out to MPTCs, ZPTCs, MPPs, and sarpanches in the Legislative Assembly, the Telangana government issued orders on Tuesday (today) increasing their salaries by 30 percent.

Kavitha made her first speech in Legislative Council on Monday, a year after she was elected as MLC. Sarpanches, MPTCs, MPPs, ZPTCs were the voters in Nizamabad local authorities seat, who elected her as MLC.

Kavitha expressed her unhappiness at the lack of funds and respect for MPTCs, MPPs, ZPTCs, and sarpanches in her speech.

Her speech created a flutter in political circles and it was carried prominently in all the newspapers and news channels embarrassing the TRS government.

Panchayat raj minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao immediately sprung into action and issued orders increasing salaries for them.

Increasing salaries was a long pending demand of sarpanches and others but it was resolved within 24 hours of Kavitha taking up this issue.

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Kavitha takes one year to open her mouth in Legislative Council!


It’s nearly a year since Kalvaukuntla Kavitha, the daughter of TRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao, was elected as MLC.

Kavitha won as MLC on October 12, 2020, and took oath as MLC on October 29, 2020, in Telangana Legislative Council.

However, in the last one year, Kavitha did not speak even once as MLC in the Legislative Council.

Kavitha on Monday (today) spoke for the first time in Telangana Legislative Council as MLC.

Her first speech received thunderous applause from the ruling TRS members in Legislative Council.

But it caused some embarrassment for the TRS government as Kavitha raised the issue of lack of respect and funds for MPTCs and ZPTCs in Telangana.

Kavitha said there is not even an office or a seat to sit and discharge duties for MPTCs and ZPTCs in Telangana.

She requested the government to allot a chair for them in at least in all gram panchayat offices.

She also requested the government to give them an opportunity to hoist the national flag in government schools during Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations.

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Will KCR take ‘big risk’ by inducting Kavitha into cabinet?


Ever since Kalvakuntla Kavitha was fielded as TRS MLC candidate for Nizamabad local bodies constituency in March 2020 and won this election in October 2020, there has been a talk that her father and Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao will induct his daughter into his cabinet.

But this did not happen even a year after her election as MLC.

However, the sudden appointment of TRS MLA from Nizamabad rural constituency Bajireddy Goverdhan as chairman of TSRTC two days ago has again fuelled speculations of KCR inducing Kavitha into his cabinet anytime.

There is a debate in political circles that KCR appointed Bajireddy Goverdhan all of a sudden as TSRTC chairman only to pave way for his daughter Kavitha’s entry into his cabinet.

Bajireddy is a senior most MLA from the same Nizamabad district and if KCR takes Kavitha into cabinet without giving any post to Bajireddy, it may create unnecessary problems for him and to avoid this he gave cabinet rank post to Bajireddy first.

But questions are also being raised in political circles whether KCR will take such a big risk of inducting Kavitha into his cabinet under these circumstances where he is already facing severe attack from Opposition parties for bringing ‘family rule’ in Telangana by giving cabinet minister posts to his son KTR and nephew T.Harish Rao. Besides, he gave Rajya Sabha seat to his other nephew J.Santosh Kumar.

Already opposition parties are targeting KCR saying that there are four posts in Kalvakuntla family but there are no jobs for lakhs of youth in Telangana.

At this juncture, whether KCR will take the risk of giving the fifth post to Kalvakuntla family by taking his daughter Kavitha into his cabinet is a million-dollar question.

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Kavitha back in action after three months!


Kalvakuntla Kavitha, former Nizamabad Lok Sabha member and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao, comes back into focus after a gap of three months.

After her shocking defeat in Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat in May 2019, Kavitha remained inactive in politics. She was not seen much in TRS party activities or government activities later.

KCR later fielded Kavitha as MLC candidate for Nizamabad local bodies election in March 2020. But due to Covid first wave and lockdown, the election was delayed till October 2020.

Kavitha won as MLC with a big majority on October 12, 2020. At that time, there were speculations that KCR will soon take Kavitha into his cabinet.

However, she did not get any big posts even a year after winning MLC election. This reportedly angered Kavitha and for that reason she again remained inactive from politics.

Kavitha was seen nowhere since June. She last visited Nizamabad and Jagtial districts in June. She was not seen even during Rakhi celebrations in August. She did not tie Rakhi to her brother KTR like she usually does every year and simply wished him on Twitter.

This triggered speculations that Kavitha is angry at KCR and KTR for not giving her prominence in party and government.

Kavitha is visiting Nizamabad and Armoor today (Saturday).

Her sudden tour sparked a debate in TRS that she became active again.

But Kavitha’s followers say this visit is not political but only to console few families of TRS workers, who died recently due to Covid and various reasons.

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Lady Luck is refusing to smile on this lady politician


For some leaders, it is so near yet so far. Kavitha Kalwakuntla is one such leader. She has everything going for her. Her father is the chief minister of the state. Her brother is the working president of the ruling party. She was made an MLC from the safest possible constituency. Yet, a ministry continues to elude her. Nothing practically seems to be going in her favour.

Kavitha desperately tried to become a central minister in Modi 1.0, but that did not happen. Then came the stunning loss in 2019 Lok Sabha election. This pushed her into a stunned isolation. Later, KCR made her an MLC from the local body constituency in Nizamabad. But, even this victory and the comeback could not bring her out from the margins.

She was then made the in-charge of the prestigious coal-belt trade unions and was tasked with winning the union elections. Even as she got into her act, Covid came like a bolt from the blue. All movements were curtailed and the lockdown 1.0 has drawn curtains on union activities. The Batukamma Festival, which became her flagship activity, too could not be held.

Then she began another attempt to garner some publicity by announcing that she would conduct Hanuman Chalisa recitals across the state. The plan was to make famed Hanuman temple at Kondagattu the centre of this activity. She planned to use TRS cadres to organized massive Hanuman chalisa recitals everywhere. This was an attempt to promote soft Hindutva against a resurgent BJP. By 2024, she wanted to do an Arvind Kejriwal and defeat the BJP. Arvind Kejriwal had successfully countered the BJP’s surge with Hanuman Chalisa in Delhi.

Again Corona hit her from nowhere. She tested Corona positive and her whole family went into isolation. Then the massive and unpredictable second wave happened again. The Hanuman Chalisa recital had to be abandoned altogether. She did organize a low key recital the other day. But, the impact wasn’t there.

Even the much-awaited cabinet expansion too is not happening. Now with the Etela episode, KCR may postpone making her the minister, say reliable sources. The wait continues for Kavitha.

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Kavitha comes to the rescue of pregnant mother!


Amidst state wide lockdown, MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha saved the life of a pregnant mother Jyothi as she delivered her first child on Monday.

The MLC got her admitted to a private hospital and paid the delivery expenses.

Drawing inspiration from MLC Kavitha’s gesture, Jyothi’s husband, a cab driver has decided to offer free cab rides to pregnant women*

On May 22, while responding to a SOS Twitter request Kavitha took up the case of a young 23-year-old pregnant mother Jyothi. Jyothi was ailing and facing severe complications as she was nearing her delivery. Her husband Raju Naik, a cab driver from Kosgi was also finding it difficult to meet the medical expenditures launched a crowd funding campaign to pay of the delivery expense.

Kavitha who is known for her swift actions and has been actively responding to calls for help in her personal capacity. Upon listening about their problem and their crowd funding campaign within no time she reached out to the family and personally looked into the case of Jyothi. Given her delivery complications, Kavitha moved her to a private hospital and decided to bear all the medical expenses to ensure that both Jyothi and the unborn were safe especially in times when the country is witnessing a second wave of COVID-19.

Today, Jyothi has given birth to a baby boy and has responded well to the surgery. Soon Jyothi and Raju Naik will be back home with their newborn. The family from Kosgi has been overwhelmed by this hearty deed of MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha who individually pursued the matter and provided the best medical care to the woman and their child.

It is not for the first time that the former MP from Nizamabad Kavitha has stood up for humanity and the people. She has been known for her empowering actions that have enabled various sections of society time and again.

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Andhra girl gets new lease of life with K. Kavitha’s help


An 11-year-old girl from Andhra Pradesh got a new lease of life thanks to timely help provided by Telangana legislator K. Kavitha, daughter of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

Gnapika, a resident of Kandukur village in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh and suffering from a severe C-spine injury, was battling for her life after being stuck in the push and pull of geographical boundaries of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

After multiple failed attempts from her home state, a cry for help was made on Twitter on April 21 to save the life of Gnapika. Kavitha, who was marked in the tweet, wasted no time and immediately started the process of saving the previous life.

Kavitha, known for her philanthropic efforts – be it her initiative for migrants or those stuck abroad or helping and supporting families and individuals in distress, immediately reached out to the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad seeking their medical intervention. On Saturday, Gnapika underwent her first surgery.

Kavitha also extended financial support to the family of the girl and took full responsibilities of her surgery.

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Kavitha personally handles Covid support line

Former Member of Parliament from Nizamabad and MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha has made the headlines ever since she launched her outreach initiative with the onset of Covid in 2020.

With the deadly second wave in place, Kavitha decided to walk an extra mile and launched her 24×7 Covid Support Line. Her team is attending Covid distress calls, providing people with basic needs and easier access to healthcare facilities.

While Kavitha had been personally monitoring the progress of her support line, she today (Thursday) herself visited the office and took charge of the whole process. She also interacted with her team that has been working for the helpline and prepared them for the way forward.

Kavitha took Twitter to announce that anyone who requires assistance to deal with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic can contact her Hyderabad and Nizamabad offices on the following numbers: 040-23599999/8985699999/08462-250666 (NZ). She tweeted, “My team will be available round the clock for your service”.

For any assistance, the above given numbers can be used by people for the Covid Support Line to be of any help to them.

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Kalvakuntla Kavita’s family time


Kavita- daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao, MP from Nizamabad, Telangana is present at :Rajashyamala Yagam’ conducted by her father at his farm house in Erravalli, Markook Mandal.

With a tag of ‘superstitious’ person KCR is performing this yagnam, says it is taken up for the well-being of the people and the state.

Telangana’s first women parliamentarian is always active in connecting with people of the state via social media.

She shares some personal glimpses from Yagam with her husband-Anil Kumar and his brother KCR and his wife – Shailima Rao.

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With family at sahasra Chandi yagam – day 1

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Day2- yerravalli yaagam

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Day 2 at yerravalli- yagam

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We were looking forward for tasting yout rule for your second stint. Keep going youth icon. 😊

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