K. Kavitha Age, Caste, Husband, Family, Biography & More
|Full name||Kalvakuntla Kavitha Kalvakuntla Kavitha – Facebook|
|Known for||• Being a Member of the Legislative Council, Nizamabad since 2020 and a member of Bharat Rashtra Samithi
• Being the daughter of the Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrasekhar Rao
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
|Political Party||Bharat Rashtra Samithi
|Political Journey||• 2014: Contested the general elections from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency and won with a majority of over 1,64,184 votes
• 2015: Member of Parliament of the Estimates Committee, the Standing Committee on Commerce and also on the Consultative Committee, the Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking water and Sanitation
• 2019: Contested the MP 2019 general elections from Nizamabad but lost to Arvind Dharmapuri with a margin of 70,875 votes.
• October 2020: Elected to the Member of Legislative Council from Nizamabad Local Authorities’ Constituency and won 727 votes out of 823.
• 2021: Elected from the Nizamabad Local Authorities constituency in the biennial polls to the Telangana Legislative Council for the second time
• 19 January 2022: Took oath as MLC
|Date of Birth||13 March 1978 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||46 Years|
|Birthplace||Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana)|
|Hometown||Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana)|
|School||Stanley Girls High School, Hyderabad|
|College/University||• VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad
• University of Southern Mississippi
|Educational Qualification(s) shethepeople||• B.Tech in CSE
• MA in Science
|Address||Plot No. 214, Road No. 14, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, 129/74|
|Controversies||Wrong comments about Jammu and Kashmir
In July 2014, she was accused by the police of commenting on Jammu and Kashmir. A case was registered under Sections 124-A (sedition) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of IPC. In an interview, she talked about Kashmir and said,
Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana were both forcefully and at the same time annexed to the Indian Union." The Economic Times
Kavita's involvement in Delhi liquor policy case
On 7 February 2023, Butchi Babu, who was a former auditor of Kavita was arrested by the CBI for his non-cooperation in the Delhi liquor policy case. The CBI said that his answers were vague. In December 2022, Kavita was also summoned in the same case because she was alleged by the ED to be a part of the “South Cartel," a group consisting of Kavitha of Telangana’s ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi, Magunta Srinivasalu Reddy, an MP from Andhra Pradesh’s ruling YSR Congress, and Sarath Reddy of Aurobindo Pharma that was backing people involved in Delhi’s excise policy. They were also accused of paying Rs. 100 crore to AAP leader Vijay Nair. In a statement given by ED, it said,
Kickbacks to the tune of Rs 100 crore (approximately) was given by the South group (Ms K Kavitha, Sh Raghav Magunta, Sh MS Reddy and Sh Sarath Reddy) to the Sh Vijay Nair on behalf of AAP leaders in exchange of undue favours in the excise policy 2021-22." The Indian Express On 8 March 2023, the Enforcement Directorate issued a summon against her for questioning her over her alleged involvement in the Delhi excise scam. The Times of India
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||Year, 2003|
|Husband/Spouse||Devanapalli Anil Kumar (businessman)
|Parents||Father- Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (first Chief Minister of Telangana)
Mother- K. Shobha
|Siblings||Brother- K. T. Rama Rao (Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology of Telangana)
• Cash: Rs. 1,46,472
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 37,12,847
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 17,88,56,113
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 1,92,26,014
• Personal loans: Rs. 7,00,00,000
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 7,58,450
• Jewellery: Rs. 76,71,684
• Other assets: Rs. 88,66,596
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 3,32,00,000
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,10,00,000
• Commercial Buildings: Rs. 3,00,00,000
• Residential Buildings: Rs. 3,45,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2019. It includes the assets owned by her husband. My Neta
|Net Worth (approx.)||Kavita's net worth for the financial year 2019-2020 was estimated to be Rs. 18 crores. It includes the net worth of her husband. My Neta|
Some Lesser Known Facts About K. Kavita
- K. Kavita is an Indian politician who is known for being a Member of the Legislative Council, Nizamabad since 2020 and a member of Bharat Rashtra Samithi. She is known for being the daughter of the Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
- Kavita’s father is serving as the CM of Telangana since 2 June 2014 and is known as KCR. Her father started the Telangana movement in 2001 and won the Telangana seats both for the state assembly and the national parliament and became the first Chief Minister of Telangana in 2014.
- In 2003, after getting married, she started living in the USA and worked as a software engineer there.
- In 2006, when she came back to India from the USA, she decided not to leave and desired to work for the people of Telangana. She started helping her father in the Telangana movement after he resigned from the Union Cabinet because he did not receive any help from the Central Government in the formation of Telangana. She started visiting all the remote villages in the state to get knowledge of the problems faced by the people. After some of her visits, she realized that the problems included poverty, lack of basic needs like power, potable and irrigated water, and unemployment. She also understood that to improve their conditions, she had to unite all sections of society. When she realized that the people of Telangana loved indigenous art and culture, she organized a huge programme to celebrate the Bathukamma festival. Her move made the festival very famous and now it is celebrated in more than 30 countries.
- In August 2006, she got more enthusiasm to work for the people of her state and formed the Telangana Jagruthi party (now known as Bharat Rashtra Samithi). The party got registered in November 2007. According to her, the word Jagruthi means awakening and the word Jagruthi means girl awakening. She focused on making people aware of their culture and unity and gaining women’s support for the Telangana movement. There were many youngsters and women who participated in the movement and fought it without violence. She also established Telangana Jagruthi Skill Centers to provide training and employment to youngsters. These centres train around 8500 students across Telangana and provide them with placements.
- Her name was also suggested for the Steering Committee of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) India Region which works to bring more women representatives to Parliaments.
- People in her state call her by the name Kavithamma. She is very famous among the people because of her active participation in the protests and demonstrations during the Telangana movement.
- She works as the honorary President of Telangana Rashtra Vidyut Karmika Sangham (TRVKS ) which is an electricity employee union and Telangana Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association (TAWHA), for Anganwadi workers.
- She became the first, youngest, and second female minister to become the state chief commissioner of the Telangana chapter of the Bharat Scouts and Guides (BS & G) Association.
- In April 2022, she spoke against the Union government for not buying paddy from the farmers of Telangana even after promising to do so. At that time, she was serving as a member of Parliamentary committees including rural development, drinking water and sanitation. In an interview, she said,
Paddy procurement from Telangana is nil. We demand the Union government’s support for Telangana farmers. Food Corporation of India doesn’t have a proper procurement policy. We request FCI to release a yearly calendar so that states can direct farmers to sow crops accordingly and that there should be uniform procurement.”
- In July 2022, she spoke at the 7th Convention and Youth Conference of ATA in Washington DC, USA, and inaugurated the Telangana Pavilion.
- In August 2022, when her name came up in the Delhi liquor policy case, she filed a defamation case in a Hyderabad court against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Parvesh Varma and Manjinder Singh Sirsa who named her in the case.
- In August 2022, she wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to take some action in the Gujarat government’s decision to release 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang rape and murder. In the letter, she said that the Gujarat government went against the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs which says that prisoners convicted for the offence of rape, and human trafficking should not be released.
- In December 2022, she wrote a letter to CBI informing them about her availability for interrogation in the Delhi liquor excise policy case. In the letter, she wrote,
I have carefully gone through the contents of the FIR, the list of accused persons as well as the contents of the complaint. I wish to place on record that my name does not figure in any manner whatsoever. As proposed by you, I am not in a position to meet on December 6 because of my preoccupied schedule, I will be able to meet you either on December 11, 12, 14, or 15, whichever is convenient to you, at my residence in Hyderabad. I am a law-abiding citizen and will cooperate with the investigation.”
- In December 2022, she was accused by the ED of holding a 65% stake in liquor company Indo Spirits which was involved in the Delhi liquor scam.
- On 6 February 2023, she demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should speak about the issue of the fall of the Adani Group’s stock prices and set up Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the matter. She also said that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement about Adani’s issue was not correct. In a statement, she said,
Today in the country, we are facing a huge crisis. We can definitely call it a crisis as the fall of Adani Group’s shares and the value of the company will impact the country’s economy. The value of shares of SBI and LIC that invested in the Adani Group has fallen sharply since January 23 till date. It has caused a severe loss to the common man. The share value of Adani on January 23 was Rs 3,436. Now, the share value of the group has fallen to Rs 1,483 on February 6.”
|↑1||Kalvakuntla Kavitha – Facebook|
|↑3||The Economic Times|
|↑4||The Indian Express|
|↑5||The Times of India|
|↑6, ↑7||My Neta|