January 2017 \ Interviews \ Key Political Interview
“We’ll restore the past glory of Telangana”


  • Ms K Kavitha

K Kavitha is the first woman Parliamentarian from Telangana, India’s newest state. She represents the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency. Her father Mr K Chandrashekar Rao is the Chief Minister of Telangana. She speaks with India Empire’s Editor Sayantan Chakravarty


As a young MP from Telangana what is your vision for the state which is the most recent one in India?

Indeed, it is India’s youngest state. The state was created to provide more jobs for the youth of Telangana. Our Government is ensuring that the revenues generated in Telangana are distributed within the state, earlier it was mostly taken away by Andhra Pradesh, and this region was thoroughly neglected. In fact, the revenue part was one of the main reasons why we fought for Telangana. Another major reason, of course, concerned the sharing of irrigated water meant for farmers. We have Krishna and Godavari, two large rivers flowing through the state, but the water was mainly used by A.P. As a result of long term neglect of this issue, farmers fell into deep debt, many took their own lives. We are there to reverse those unfortunate situations of the past, and restore the past glory of this region we call Telangana.