Is Kavitha Kalwakuntla asserting herself within TRS?

Sun Sep 26 2021 10:41:03 GMT+0530 (IST)

Finally, former MP and present MLC Kavitha Kalwakuntla has become active again. Her residence and the office, which were wearing a deserted look all these days, are again humming with activity. She has begun meeting party supporters and activists. For the last three months, she was away on a vacation in the US.

During the vacation, she did not keep in touch with anyone. Even on the occasion of the Rakhi Bandhan, she merely posted an old pic with her brothers – KTR and MP Santosh Kumar – and remained silent. While she was keeping a tab on the goings on in Telangana, she was refraining from commenting on any issue. Now that she is back, she made a tour of Nizamabad and Armoor on September 12. This was her first visit to Nizamabad after June.

She soon ensured that her protégé and MLA Bajireddy Govardhan got the RTC chairperson's post. In fact, Bajireddy's appointment was much against the interest of Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay, who is a KTR protégé.  She managed to have her way despite Puvvada's efforts to stall Bajireddy's appointment. Kavitha has proved the point that she was still powerful in the party.

Sources say that Kavitha would soon come out with an action plan and will actively reach out to the voters. Kavitha was Nizamabad MP from 2014 to 2019. In the 2019 elections, she lost badly to BJP's Dharmapuri Aravind. Later, she was elected an MLC from the local bodies constituency. Since then, it is being rumoured that she would be made a minister.