Hyderabad, March 18: For Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha, the electoral battle at Nizamabad constituency is the second turn.
In her debut fight in 2014, she polled 1.67 lakh votes more than her Congress rival Madhu Yaskhi Goud. This time, she wants to better her own achievement. With the backing of her father Chief Minister-father K Chandrasekhar Rao, she thinks that is possible.
Kavitha, , a techie-turned Parliamentarian, who was recently honoured with Extraordinary Parliamentarian award 2019, has remained the face of Telangana culture like her father who has become a synonym for the Telangana movement. With the landslide victory of the TRS at the recent Assembly elections, Kavitha feels that she has already won the election.
It was Kavitha who founded Telangana Jagruthi and revived Bathukamma, the floral festival of Telangana, in 2006. She built a sense of pride and belonging among Telangana women for their culture. As the cultural movement began acquiring life, it began acting as an additional stimulus to the political movement for separate statehood for Telangana which her father was spearheading at that time.
Looking back her five year term, Kavitha says her stint as Lok Sabha member has been quite satisfying. She is now at the pole position of the party vis-a-vis national politics. She, like her father, believes more big roles are awaiting her as the time has arrived for regional parties to push the national parties aside and take the reins of the government at the Centre for giving a new direction to the nation. She has a flair to avoid walking into controversies. (UNI)