While KCR's TRS-to-BRS show was well choreographed and party workers celebrated it as a mega event on the streets by bursting crackers and sloganeering, there were some discordant notes nevertheless. One major absentee at the programme organised at the Telangana Bhavan is none other than KCR's daughter dear Kavitha Kalwakuntla.
Kavitha was very much in the town and had just attended the Batukamma programme the other day. She is quite active in the party activities. But, she was conspicuous by her absence at the programme organised to announce the formation of the BRS. This has raised quite a few eyebrows and led to heated debate in hushed tones among the party workers.
Kavitha, who remained off the radar for quite some time, has become active off late. She has been taking interest in the party affairs after being made the MLC. She has been attending a slew of Batukamma programmes. But, her absence at the all-important programme has raised several question marks. The party workers tried to enquire as to why Kavitha was missing at such an important event.
Several party activists have begun asking if all was not well within the first family of the party. The party insiders say that there is a lot of internal turmoil in the KCR family. There are different pressures and pulls, they point out. Already Rajya Sabha MP Santhosh Kumar, a member of the family coterie, too is said to be sulking.