‘Can’t change my dad’s mind’; Kavitha

For a while now, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has been facing objection for keeping women out of his Cabinet. This time too, the Cabinet is void of any women representation. Furthermore, a Cabinet minister’s comments that “women belong in the home” has made it worse.

Among such circumstances, Nizamabad MP and Chief Minister’s daughter K. Kavitha came under attack for being the only “woman” from KCR’s family to have a political image. Nevertheless, when asked about the lack of women representation in KCR’s Cabinet, she said that she “cannot change her father’s mind or influence him.”

During a summit, she said that “no political party gives proper representation for women. “Whether it is the TRS or the Congress or any other parties. There is not even space for women in politics. Sadly, in TRS, there are only 4 women of the total 85 plus MLAs from the party,” she ruled, adding that women representation in politics should be mandated.

“I’m a junior member of the party,” So, influencing a senior leader, such as my father who has been in politics for over 30 years won’t work,” she believes. Nonetheless, several people questioned about how Kavitha could make such remarks as she is in an important position and as a public representative should make efforts to assure ample women representation, rather than making comments that she cannot do anything in her post.

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