Kavitha Kalvakuntla is the first woman parliamentarian from Telangana. She joined politics to continue the legacy of her father, Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao, also known as KCR. During an interview with The Week, she expressed her concern about politics being a tight rope. She said,”If I err, I would set a bad example. If I cannot add value to my father’s legacy, I definitely do not want to damage anything.” Kavitha is in the news because she has claimed that Hyderabad elections became murky when they should not “disturb the fabric of Hyderabad.”
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections has witnessed some fierce to and fros between leaders across the political spectrum. Due the inclusion of BJP MP Tejasvi Surya in the campaign, some politicians in the opposition including Kavitha claims “the discourse has taken the ‘caste-religion’ route and it has not gone down well with the local politicians in the city which is a largely Muslim-dominated region.”
Before joining politics, Kavitha Kalvakuntla worked in US for several years. She had studied engineering; graduated in B.Tech from Vallurupalli Nageswara Rao Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology & MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. After that, she worked as a software engineer in the US before returning to India in the year 2004 and took up politics.
Lashing out on the way the elections have moved more towards the communal aspect of things, former MP and TRS leader Kavitha Kalvakuntla on Thursday vowed that she won’t let anyone “disturb the fabric of Hyderabad”.
“We won’t let anyone disturb the harmonious fabric of Hyderabad. This election isn’t about anybody’s caste, religion or region, but the future of Hyderabad. I appeal to the youth of Hyderabad to look at the development here and not get carried away with such narratives,” Kavitha said.
Glimpses from Gandhinagar where the residents welcomed us with absolute love and overwhelming support while campaigning for our candidate Smt. Mutha Padma Naresh.#HyderabadWithTRS #VoteForCar pic.twitter.com/GhIQMZYBeJ
— Kavitha Kalvakuntla (@RaoKavitha) November 26, 2020
Khushi Gupta is an intern with SheThePeople.TV
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