Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, October 30
After losing the last Parliamentary elections from Nizamabad, Telangana Chief Minister’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha is back in active politics.
She too took oath as the member of Telangana Legislative Council after winning a by-poll in Nizamabad recently.
She was administered the oath of office and secrecy by G Sukhender Reddy, Legislative Council Chairman at Hyderabad, making her a member of Upper House of the state legislature.
Later she tweeted: “Took oath as Kamareddy and Nizamabad districts local bodies MLC. I humbly thank my party for the opportunity and the local body representatives who have elected me to this position”.
She is now expected to play an active role in the state legislature and it is being speculated that her father Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) supremo K Chandershekhar Rao (KCR) may induct her in his cabinet. Her brother K T Rama Rao (KTR) is a minister and working president of TRS.
KCR’s nephew and well-known face in TRS, T Harish Rao is the finance minister.
Kavitha was elected to the Legislative Council on October 12, winning the by-election from Nizamabad Local Authorities Constituency. She secured 728 out of 823 votes and both her rivals from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress forfeited their deposit.
The 42-year-old had received a shocking defeat at the hands of BJP’s Dharmapuri Arvind in the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency last year. It was a big blow for the CM’s daughter who was elected from the same constituency in 2014.
Kavitha, who did her B Tech in 1999, joined the movement for statehood to Telangana in 2008 after returning from the United States and floated Telangana Jagruthi to give a cultural thrust to the movement.