|Member of Parliament|
|Preceded by||Madhu Yashki|
|Born||1978 (age 35–36)
Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
|Political party||Telangana Rashtra Samithi|
Kalvakuntla Kavitha (born 1978) is an Indian Member of Parliament and Telangana Rashtra Samithi party member. She is a daughter of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader K. Chandrasekhar Rao and was active in the agitation for the separate statehood for Telangana.
K. Kavitha was born in Karimnagar as the second of two children of K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Shobha. Her father is the first and the current Chief Minister of the Indian state of Telangana. He is the president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, a Regional Party in India.
Kavitha runs a non-governmental organisation called Telangana Jagruthi'.
Kavitha has mentioned her interests as representing the aspirations of the Telangana people and the Jammu and Kashmir issue. She supports resolving the Kashmir dispute and moving on. She has come out in support of a uniform civil code.
Her statement that both Telangana (as part of the Hyderabad state) and Jammu and Kashmir were "forcefully annexed" to India landed her in controversy. Sedition charges were filed against her in August 2014 by Hyderabad police, upon directions from a local court. The complaint was made by K. Karunasagar, a local BJP convenor. However, the BJP leader L. K. Advani praised her for forcefully raising the issue of rehabilitation of Kashmiri pandits.
- "Lok Sabha". 184.108.40.206. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
- Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Re-evaluate all scripts: Kavitha. The Hindu (2010-06-02). Retrieved on 2013-10-03.
- Now, a film to pep up T movement – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2010-08-27). Retrieved on 2013-10-03.
- ‘No one guides us in Parliament’
- "Telangana is born today, K Chandrasekhar Rao to be sworn in as first CM". Financial Express. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
- TRS MP Kavitha booked for sedition for saying J&K and Telangana forcefully annexed to India
- LK Praises Kavitha for Speech on Plight of Kashmiri Pandits