Since October 2020, a year ago, there has been a talk within Telangana Rastra Samiti (TRS) as well as sources in the government that the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha will join the state cabinet as a minister. This was after her win as the MLC of Nizamabad last year, but it looks like the CM has taken his own sweet time to induct his daughter into cabinet and finally a reshuffle of the state ministers is around the corner and this time it is for sure that Kavitha will find place!
Former Telangana MP Kavitha won MLC by-election at the Nizamabad local body constituency. She had been a Member of Parliament from the Nizamabad constituency before she lost to Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Dharmapuri Arvind. Kavitha’s victory was inevitable and not much of a surprise as the TRS had enough votes among its own elected representatives.
Even as the media is making guesses about Kavitha finding place in the state cabinet, the sources in TRS say that they are making guesses as to what portfolio will she be given after being inducted into cabinet. “The party leadership is waiting for the completion of Huzurabad by-election, as soon as it is complete and the victory rally – Vijaya Garjana in Warangal is over, the CM is likely to go for expansion of the cabinet and reshuffle of the minister. Then at any cost Kavitha will be inducted. Just wait and watch,” said senior TRS leader who is also expecting to land in a good portfolio after the ministers reshuffle.
Right from the day Kavitha got elected as MLC, a section of leaders within the party have been campaigning for her inclusion into the cabinet. Though KCR had the plans, by-elections and Covid-19 issues had postponed the cabinet expansion plans, finally it is all set to happen after the Huzurabad by-election. Though inevitable, Kavitha’s elevation to be the state minister has taken lot of time!