Kavitha-KCR meet at Pragathi Bhavan on ED questioning

Mon Mar 13 2023 13:10:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Soon after Kavitha Kalwakuntla returned from the questioning by the ED, she was closeted for over an hour with her father and some key BRS leaders for over one hour in the Pragathi Bhavan.  Senior minister Harish Rao and former MP B Vinod were also present at the meeting. The meeting primarily discussed the questions posed by ED.

Highly placed sources say that Kavitha briefed KCR about the questions posed by the ED and the answers she gave. She also reportedly informed her father that the ED has summoned her again on March 16 for another round of questioning. KCR reportedly coached her on how to face the ED sleuths. Sources say that the TRS top brass is going to meet a team of legal experts on how to face the ED.

Meanwhile, there is a growing feeling in the TRS that the protests that preceded Kavitha's questioning have actually backfired. These protests have actually brought the liquor case into unnecessary focus. Even those who were unaware of the case are now aware of it, the party leaders felt. This too is said to have been discussed by the party's top brass.

Even the state-wide protests against BJP chief Bandi Sanjay's comments against Kavitha seem to have boomeranged. Internal assessment by the party leadership has shown that the past sexist and gender-insensitive utterances of the TRS leaders have been successfully used by the BJP to counter the TRS. The party leadership reportedly felt that the protests should be more organized and well-planned in future.